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August 2007 - Nr. 8


The Editor
Dan's Satire
KW & Beyond
Hier O.K. Berlin!
Austria's Victory
Encounter at City Hall
German Customs at Carabram
Dick reports...
Sybille reports
Ham Se det jehört?
Roy Thomson & Massey Hall
Dafur/Dafur at the ROM
In Your Face
April 14, 1912
Opera In Concert's 34th
2007 Blue Planet Run
Germany Goes Green Faster

Opera In Concert's Thirty-Fourth Season


Rimsky-Korsakov, Mahler, Weber,
Handel & Donizetti
Featured In
Opera In Concert's Thirty-Fourth Season

Toronto...Opera lovers always expect the unexpected from Opera in Concert and the company's thirty-fourth season is no exception.  Sensational Opera in Concert alumni, startling new talents, surtitles projections and operas both revered and legendary come together on the newly renovated St. Lawrence Centre's Jane Mallett Theatre stage for a remarkable operatic feast beginning Sunday, October 28, 2007, 2:30 pm with Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA. Music Director Nathalie Doucet-Lalkens leads from the piano and Robert Cooper directs the Opera n Concert Chorus. The cast includes newcomer Lara Ciekiewicz in the title role, Anita Krause as Jane Seymour, Stuart Howe as Percy and Sean Watson as Rochefort. The tragedy of Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour is brought searingly to life by Donizetti at the height of his bel canto powers. 

Following on Sunday, December 2, 2007, is a remarkable collaboration by the young Mahler and Carl Maria von Weber...separated by 70 years! DIE DREI PINTOS, Weber's comic tale of 'the three Pintos', was completed by the arch romantic Gustav Mahler in 1888 and has fascinated lovers of both early and late romantic opera. Led from the piano by Robin Wheeler, Eric Shaw, debuting Jesse Clark and Sean Watson vie for a lady's hand.

Handel's TAMERLANO deals with the abuse of power, deception and nobility of character during the tumultuous events surrounding the fall of the legendary Ottoman Emperor Bajazet at the hands of Tamburlaine. Kevin Mallon leads the Aradia Ensemble and a sterling cast which includes Lynne McMurtry as Tamerlano, Marcel Van Neer as Bajazet, and debuting artists Shannon Mercer as Asteria and counter-tenor Scott Belluz as Andronicus in one performance at the Jane Mallett Theatre on Sunday, January 28, 2008.

Opera in Concert's season comes to a close with Rimsky Korsakov's THE SNOW MAIDEN, said to be the composer's favourite among his operatic opus. Raisa Nakhmanovich, noted for her authority in the Russian repertoire leads from the piano and the cast is likewise authoritative in the Russian idiom  with Katerina Tchoubar, Luiza Zhuleva, Sasha Bataligin and Neil Aronoff, along with Robert Cooper and the Opera in Chorus.  One performance, Sunday, April 6, 2008.

Opera in Concert is supported by Sun Life Financial, the Jackman Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. Subscriptions at substantial discounts are available from the Jane Mallett Theatre Box Office, 27 Front St. East, by phone - 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754 - or online at  The theatre is wheelchair accessible and close to public transit and municipal parking facilities.  All performances are at 2:30.

Opera in Concert
947 Queen Street East. Second floor
Toronto, ON M4M 1J9


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