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Close Encounters ... in Vienna & Madrid

Temerty Theatre, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning (273 Bloor St. West)

Bohemian composer Johann Baptist Vanhal and Salzburg’s native son Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart saw their careers flourish in Vienna, while the Italian cellist Luigi Boccherini composed music with a distinctive Spanish flair after settling in Madrid. Travel with them to their adopted cities in this program of bright and charming classical gems for oboe and string trio.

Beethoven Pastoral Symphony

Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning (273 Bloor St. West)

Spring is in the air and invites a performance of Beethoven’s "Pastoral" Symphony No. 6. Throw open your windows and take a deep breath as his music leads you into the countryside. There may be storms, but amid country folk, shepherds, and babbling streams he offers refreshment for the soul—a perfect pairing with Elisa Citterio’s much-anticipated performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, one of the world’s best-known and best-loved concertos.

From the 19th Century...

UofT Opera’s season concludes with costumed and staged scenes from the 19th century operatic repertoire. Although opera had its beginnings in the late 16th century and continues with vitality to our present day, it is the 19th century which many consider to be the apogee of romantic vocal writing. From Donizetti to Delibes, Verdi to Wagner, join us for this exciting, one-time performance as we highlight opera’s golden age.

Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park 

The Magic Flute by Mozart

Presented by: Toronto City Opera
March 23 - 7:30pm; March 25 - 2pm
Mozart’s The Magic Flute is colourful, enchanting, magical and witty. It shares the same theme as Fidelio in love, justice and eventual triumph of good against evil. Presented in English.
In the Al Green Theatre in the MNjcc.

$40 + $2.39 service fee (adult); 
$35 + $2.22 service fee (students and seniors)
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Fidelio by Beethoven

Presented by: Toronto City Opera
March 16 - 7:30pm; March 18 - 2pm
Fidelio will be presented in German with projected titles in English.
Fidelio is Beethoven’s only opera, revised three times, rearranged the last scene ten times, each successive change enhanced the richness of the opera. Fidelio is a story of love, human struggle and justice. Its music truly reflects Beethoven’s composition style and sober personality. In the Al Green Theatre in the MNjcc.
$40 + $2.39 service fee (adult); 

UofT 12TET with Ineke van Doorn and Marc van Vugt


With fairy-like sounds, funky arrangements, modern music full of harrowing and twisting harmonies and sadly comforting songs, singer Ineke van Doorn and guitarist Marc van Vugt explore the boundaries between improvisation and composition, in original songs with regular lyrics and in pure improvisations, by giving their characteristic interpretation of standards or by amalgamation of different musical expressions.

Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park

The Artist's Life Through Song: Paint Me a Song

Paint Me a Song with Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano, Christopher Enns, tenor and Steven Philcox, piano

An evening of song including Ben Moore’s Dear Theo, inspired by the letter correspondence between Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo, Four Short Songs by John Beckwith, and the premiere of this year's Canadian Art Song Project commission Miss Carr in Seven Scenes by Jeffrey Ryan, based on the journal writings of Emily Carr.

Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park


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