May 1, 2013
Salome by Richard Strauss
April 21, 27
May 1, 4, 7, 10, 16, 22
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)
The Canadian Opera Company’s spring season continues with the return of celebrated Canadian director Atom Egoyan’s searing, critically acclaimed COC production of Richard Strauss’s Salome. Adapted from Oscar Wilde’s play, the opera recounts the biblical story of Salome, who – to the horror of her stepfather Herod – demands the head of John the Baptist in return for performing the Dance of the Seven Veils. In Swedish-American star soprano Erika Sunnegårdh, the COC has a Salome who can meet the vocal and physical demands of one of opera’s most challenging roles. Rounding out the impressive cast is a line-up of familiar and new opera stars: Canadian Richard Margison, making his role debut as Herod; German baritone Martin Gantner, in his COC debut, and American bass-baritone Alan Held, share the role of Jochanaan (John the Baptist); and German mezzo-soprano Hanna Schwarz is Salome’s mother, Herodias, in a COC debut performance. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts Strauss’s ecstatic and intoxicating music, with COC resident conductor Derek Bate taking over for one performance on May 22.
Single tickets for Salome 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.
Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture describes a generation of
artists who juxtapose urban youth culture with Aboriginal identity to create
innovative and unexpected new works—in painting, sculpture, installation,
performance and video—that reflect the current realities of Aboriginal peoples
Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and based on an initiative of
grunt gallery, the exhibition includes work by: Jackson 2bears, KC Adams,
Sonny Assu, Bear Witness, Jordan Bennett, Raymond Boisjoly,
Corey Bulpitt & Gurl 23, Kevin Lee Burton, Raven Chacon,
Nicholas Galanin, Maria Hupfield, Mark Igloliorte, Cheryl L’Hirondelle,
Duane Linklater, madeskimo, Dylan Miner, Kent Monkman,
Marianne Nicolson, Skeena Reece, Hoka Skenandore, and
For more information, visit thepowerplant.org
The Power Plant is pleased to present Althea Thauberger’s Marat Sade
Bohnice to North American audiences for the first time. Her project for The
Power Plant is an experimental documentary/video installation about the
staging of Peter Weiss’s 1963 play Marat/Sade at the Bohnice Psychiatric
Hospital in Prague. This new work approaches issues of timely reassessment,
institutionalization and shifting political terrain.
For more information, visit powerplant.org
HATCH is Harbourfront Centre’s annual performing arts residency programme. This is your chance to
encounter some of the most original, exciting and fresh voices in theatre, dance and performance our city
has to offer. The audience is invited to engage and interact with the artists following their presentations.
For more information, visit the Harboufront Centre website.
Paints, Brushes, Patterns, Books, Wood & more…
Demos, New Products, so much to see & do!!
Instructors, exhibitors, artists and shoppers will take over the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre for the annual Creative Arts Convention. The three-day trade show boasts over 40 exhibitors who will sell and demonstrate their techniques and display their wares.
Public welcome at $7 per day or $10 for the weekend.
For more information: www.c2cevents.com
Location: Delta Meadowvale Hotel — 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON
Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 20th annual edition from April 25 – May 5, 2013. An outstanding selection of 205 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and The Doc Shop. In partnership with Blue Ice Group, Hot Docs operates the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.
For more details: www.hotdocs.ca
Venue: The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema — 506 Bloor Street West
Come and Celebrate our 65th Anniversary, bring your friends and support your neighbourhood artists!!!
Opening Reception: Sunday April 28, 2013. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Show Dates and Hours. April 24, 25, 26, 27 to May 5, 2013. Noon to 4:00 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
The art show features a wide range of artistic styles from some one hundred artists. Works presented include a variety of original paintings created in
multi mediums. It is a great opportunity for Torontonians to see original art that is professionally displayed and ready to be hung in the office or home.
FREE ADMISSION! FREE PARKING! Call Todmorden Mills Heritage Site: 416-396-2819.
For more details: www.donvalleyartclub.com
Location: The Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site — 67 Pottery Road
The CanAsian International Dance Festival lights up the stage! This year
promises an emotionally spectacular line-up that includes some of the best and most memorable
performers from past festivals mixed with performances by world-class artists making their Toronto debut.
New this year is the introduction of special workshops devoted to contemplative writing, dance and
calligraphy; a special Japanese film screening, magical labyrinth walks and the ever-popular noodle
night. This year’s festival takes place from April 28 to May 12 with performances at Harbourfront Centre
(207 Queens Quay West). Festival passes cost $50 or single tickets are available for $30 or $25 for
students|seniors by calling 416-973-4000 or online at www.HarbourfrontCentre.com.
This exhibition is included with General Admission pricing. This winter the AGO offers a glimpse into the world of legendary musician and artist Patti Smith through an intimate exhibition featuring photographs, personal objects, and a short film. Patti Smith: Camera Solo provides a rare opportunity to experience a different side of this rock icon – best known for her profound influence on the nascent punk rock scene in the late 1970s and 80s – through her poetic expression in the visual arts.
The first presentation of Smith’s works in Canada, this exhibition highlights the continual connections between Smith’s photography and her interest in poetry and literature. For more than four decades, she has documented sights and spaces infused with personal significance. Her visual work possesses the same unfiltered, emotional quality prevalent in her poetry and music lyrics: their allure lies in their often dreamlike imagery; their modest scale belies their depth and power.
For more details: www.ago.net/patti-smith-camera-solo
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West