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April 17, 2013

Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti

9 performances:
April 17, 20, 26, 30
May 9, 12, 15, 18, 24

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)

Opening the Canadian Opera Company’s spring season is Gaetano Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece, Lucia di Lammermoor, starring American soprano Anna Christy in a production created for her by director David Alden for English National Opera. Her shattering performance there was met with great critical and popular acclaim. Alden’s production transports audiences into the darkly brooding world of Sir Walter Scott’s Gothic novel in which Lucia is treated as little more than chattel within a brutal, power-driven society. American tenor Stephen Costello and American baritone Brian Mulligan make their COC debuts as Lucia’s lover, Edgardo, and Lucia’s vengeful brother, Enrico, respectively. Distinguished maestro Stephen Lord leads the COC Orchestra and Chorus through Donizetti’s cascading romantic melodies.

Single tickets for Lucia di Lammermoor are $12 – $325 (with specially priced $22 tickets available for people under the age of 30).

To purchase, go to coc.ca
call COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231
Visit the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, located at 145 Queen St. W., Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 
Date: April 17, 2013
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Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

toronto raptors vs boston celtics

Tip off: 8:00pm


For tickets please visit: www.Raptors.com

Location: Air Canada Centre – 40 Bay Street

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Date: April 17, 2013
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live jazz

6:30pm: NMV’S JAZZ MESSAGE: Alexander Brown-Trumpet, Dave Restivo-Piano,
Mark Cashion-Bass and Norm Villenueve-Drums. 9:45pm: Mississippi’s MICHAEL ADKINS
QUARTER: Michael Adkins-Sax, Kevin Turcotte-Trumpet, Jim Vivian and New York’s
Ian Froman-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West

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Date: April 17, 2013
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Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox

April 15 at 7:07pm; April 16 at 7:07pm; April 17 at 7:07pm; and April 18 at 7:07pm.

For tickets: www.bluejays.com

Location: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way

 
Start: April 15, 2013
End: April 18, 2013
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Locations: Rogers Centre

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She She Pop & Their Fathers: Testament

World Stage Production

She She Pop (Germany)
Performed in German with English surtitles

Mirroring the story of King Lear and his daughters, She She Pop members take to the stage with their own aging fathers to enumerate their inheritances and negotiate how power, money, memory and love are passed along across the generations. With the drive of a game show, this heart wrenching and humourous work strives to find the intersections of responsibility and respect between parents and children. She She Pop, based in Berlin and Hamburg, is one of Germany’s most important performance collectives.

When: April 17-20, 2013

Location: Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

More Information: Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

 
Start: April 17, 2013
End: April 20, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Uncanny

The artists in this exhibition have an investigative outlook and continue to be informed by historical process of the
image in a contemporary and thought-provoking way. Sound, Video, Photography and the view’s own memory provide an image-based
platform for exploring the metamorphosis of the uncanny, a term that Sigmund Freud used to describe a psychological feeling
between terror and fascination. The uncanny is supernatural and fascinating leaving us feeling disturbed in a state of wonderment
and fear.

For more details: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive

 
Start: March 7, 2013
End: April 20, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga

Sweetness of the Work

Sweetness of the Work is part of a collection exploring the possibilities fo crystalline forms in the lace work. In this installation,
Mississauga-based Noelle Hamlyn works with cotton thread embroidered to create web like structures which are then exposed to a saline solution.
This process encourages the formation of crystals. The evapouration rate, sun exposure, temperature, salt type and saturation of the solution
were varied to create this delicate lace form, floating in space. The process, as well as the nature of the resulting salt crytals on the
embroidered surface creates an apt metaphor for the accumulation of stitches, labour and the hours invested in traditional women’s hand work.
Sweetness of the Work is an homage to the salt tears of the seamstress, as if a gentle meditation on the loss of traditional hand skills. It
also speaks to the hierarchical structures that shape our perception of “women’s work” exposing cloth and lace work as a sociopolitical medium
of contemporary relevance.

For more details: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive

 
Start: March 7, 2013
End: April 20, 2013
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Stomp

STOMP, a Toronto favourite, returns. STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!”

For tickets: www.mirvish.com/shows/stomp

Location: Royal Alexandra Theatre — 260 King Street West

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Start: April 16, 2013
End: April 21, 2013
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Location: Royal Alexandra Theatre

tiff.kids International Film Festival

TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it.

Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

For more information, visit the TIFF Kids website.

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Start: April 9, 2013
End: April 21, 2013
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Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox

The Players’ Championship

The Players’ Championship is the fourth and final event in the Grand Slam of Curling series and features the top 15 men’s and women’s teams from all over the world. Teams will be competing for $200,000 in prize money with an additional $150,000 in bonus money on the line. You don’t want to miss the action, April 16th- 21st, 2013 at Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens).

For tickets and event information visit: www.mattamyathleticcentre.ca

Location: Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens) — 50 Carlton Street

Start: April 16, 2013
End: April 21, 2013
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