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Volume 9 Issue 3 - November 2003

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ON OPERA by Christopher

ON OPERA by Christopher Haile Ro v A L Jo r ER A . I c A N A o · A ' CHORUS AUDITIONS AIDA FESTIVAL CHORUS 2003-2004 Season Rehearsals for Aida Festival Chorus begin January 2004 Carmen Oct 2(s), 4, 5(m), 7, 9, 11 LAC Oct 14(s), 16, 18, 23, 25 TCA 'lfze Jvlagic J'fute Feb 19(s), 21, 22(m), 24, 26, 28 LAC Mar 2(s), 4, 6, 11, 13 TCA :Nabucco Nov 13(s), 15, ·16(mJ, 18, 20, 22 LAC Nov 25(s), 27, 29 Dec 4, 6 TCA Aida Apr 22(s), 24, 25(m), 27, 29, May 1 LAC_ . May 4(s), 6, 8, 13, 15 TCA (s) designates perfonnance for students (m): Matinee LAC: Living Arts Centre TCA: Torontp Centre for the Arts To arrange an audition date and time please e-mail auditions@royaloperacanada.com or fax 416-482-7044 R o v A L I o r £. R .A I c A N A o A MADAMA BUTTERFLY COMPETITION February 2004 Madama Butterfly Centenary Performances in Toronto and Italy ROC in collaboration with the Lucca (lta ~y) Centenary Celebration of Madama Butterfly, \ will be holding a competition to select 2 casts to sing performances of Madama Butterfly with·ROC in Ontario and Italy January- March 2005. The artists will be selected by a jury consisting of Artistic Directors from Europe and ROC The artists selected to perform will have all expenses paid and will receive a professional fee. For administration treasons, telephone requests cannot be answered. Please write, fax or emarl to receive an applicaJion fo~. J Royal Opera Canada, 5045 Yonge Street, Toronto M2N 6R8 E-mail info@royaloperacanada.com Fax: 416-482-7044 The most unusual events of November are related to "Benjamin Britten: A Celebration", a month-long fesc tival in Southern Ontario, organized by the indefatigable Nicholas Goldschmidt. About Brfr~en, who would have turned 90· on November 22, 2003, Goldschmidt says, "The range of his work is extraordinary: its strong lillk to literature; its · sturdy moral base; its musical richness; and its imaginative theatrical qualities recommend it for celebration. His themes, highlighted in-this festival, include peace, forgiveness, and rebirth, poignant in these times." In addition to a festival of his chamber music and Mask design by David Owen Lucas for "Noye's Fludde" performances of his War Requiem vember 29, at the North Street in Kitchener, Toronto and London, United Church in Goderich and at two of Britten's church operas are 4pm, November 30, at the River featured. First up is Noye 's Fludde Run Centre in Guelph. For tick­ (1958), a setting of the medieval ets, phone 1-877-520-2408 in Chester mystery play of the same Guelph or 519-679-8778 for Lonname. The cast is made ·up of chil- don. dren (played by the Bach Chil- In addition, Colin Graham, who dren's Chorus) as the various has directed all but one of Britanimals, with adults Gary Relyea ten's operas including the world as Noah, Marcia.Swanston as Mrs. premieres of Noye's Fludde and Noah and actor Douglas Campbell The Prodigal Son, will give a lecas the Voice of God. Goldschmidt ture on "Staging Britten's Operhimself will conduct and Joy as" in Toronto, Guelph, London Coghill will direct. Perf

Toronto Centre for the Arts for ' performances on November 27 and 29 and December 4 and 6. For tickets, phone 416-872-1111 or order online on their website at www.royaloperacanada.com. Meanwhile, Opera Atelier's production of Gluck's 1779 masterpiece, lphigenie en Tauride, continues its run at The Elgin Theatre on November 1 and 2 (phone 416- 872-5555). Opera Atelier fans seeking a bit of exotic travel could follow the company on its tour to Seoul, South Korea. Opera Atelier has been invited to the Seoul Arts Centre to commemorate 40 years of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Canada. Its production of Don Giovanni was chosen as the grand finale for the yearlong celebrations. David Fallis will conduct the Korean Symphony Orchestra for the four performances from November 25 to 2~, 2003. Back in Toronto three operas will be presented in concert. TrypTych Productions presents the Canadian premiere of a rarity in the form of Lieder-composer Hugo Wolfs only opera Der Corregidor (1896) performed in German with English surtitles. Performances take Hugo Wolf place at the Studio Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (phone 416-763-5066) on November 22 at 8pm and November 23 at 3 pm under the music direction of William Shookhoff. ·opera in Concert will perform Verdi's I Vespri Siciliani at 2:30 on November 30 at the.Jane Mallett Theatre (phone 416-366-7723). And Opera York will present Verdi's La Traviata at the Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on November 20 (phone 90.5-763-7853). I OPERA YORK presents ~y~:,~ Artistic Director, Mark DuBois presents Kinga Mitrowska Peter DeSotto (Founder of Quartetto Ge/ato) Igor Emelianov with Opera York Orchestra and Chorus Thursday, November 20, 8 p.m. Markh.am Theatre for the Performing Arts 171 Town Centre Tickets: /person (GST incl.) For further information ahd bookings call: . Opera York: 905-763-7853 or email,: info@operayork.com OUR SPONSORS: -'-- '----- B1e, CANADA CnuNi:11. Li: CoNsf:ll. l>ES A11.-rs © 1'.1111.nmAitT.\ 111.:C.\S.~llA ::y~l Bank .~"-;;:::::~~;::.,. l+I ~:~~:~:· ~:~;~~~· 1 ./'CL ASS IC AL:)'6.jfa · Deutsclie Presse ,,.,""' n1., .: ..... , "''"""' Ec,HO GERMANlc,A ~~ Opera Courses· and Opera Tours with Iain Scott I \Ii, ., s· .,. . ···· .· f(' espn 'i ·: ; ··. : r · ·:• 1 :~ l d\! JCI 1an1 ·by GIUSEPPE VERDI (in Italian) Ghafing against foreign domination, Sicilian patr~ots plot a violent overthrow of their oppressors which results in the infamous massacre of i282 known as the Sicilian Vespers. TOURS • Feb. 2004 - PEARL FISHERS in San Diego 1vith Bayrakdarian, Schade, and Braun! • May-June .2004 - GREAT OPERA HOUSES • Aug. 2004 - VERO NA: O PERA MOST GRAND COURSES ' • UNDERSTANDIN G OPERATIC VOICES • GREAT OPERA COMPOSERS • MORE INSIGHTS INTO GREAT ARIAS • WIN DOWS ON "DIE WALKURE" weekend • WAGN ER - BEFORE "THE RING" N OVEMBE R 1 - DECEM BER 7 2003 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM Maria Knapik Darren Anderson Jeffrey Carl Marcel Beaulieu, Giles Tomkins, Joey Niceforo Dixie Ross Neill, Music Director and Pianist · Opera in Cqp.cert Cporus, Robert Coop¢t, Ch. Dir. ;.y ..• ·, " ) un4~fj Nove~ber 30 t·=.~o p.m. '' ,>·. . sponsored by }:\ , ·.· ~,i. 1 F(>u:ndation & Istituto Italiano di Cult .;x'.Stll Jane Mallett TJteat·re Box Office 416-366-7723 08-6754 or bu online at www.stlc.co)'11 G

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