April 26, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
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.
The world’s premier figure skating production, Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt, will bring its 2013 Tour to 12 cities across Canada this spring. As always, this year’s production will showcase the athleticism and grace that define the sport, through performances by some of its finest talent. The Tour will arrive in Toronto, ON on Friday, April 26, 2013 for a 7:30 PM performance at Air Canada Centre.
Canada’s own Patrick Chan will make his Investors Group Stars on Ice Tour presented by Lindt debut this year. Chan caught the attention of skating fans across the globe at the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow, Russia where he claimed three Guinness World Records for his scores in Men’s Short Program, Men’s Free Skate, and Men’s Overall Score. He is also a recipient of the annual Lou Marsh Award which recognizes Canada’s top athletes. Upon receiving the honor, he joined a list of the country’s most elite athletes, including skating icon Kurt Browning and the late Barbara Ann Scott.
For tickets please visit: www.Ticketmaster.ca
Location: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street
6:30pm: SARA DELL:
Sara Dell-Vocals/Solo Piano.
9:45pm: JANE FAIR &
Jane Fair-Sax, Lina Allemano-Trumpet, Nancy Walker-Piano, Rosemary Galloway-Bass
& Nick Fraser-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
World Stage Production
Pieter Ampe & Guilherme Garrido/CAMPO (Belgium/Portugal)
Unadorned, hilarious, moving and disturbing. With the instruments of their bodies, this Belgian Portuguese duo offers a mischievous glimpse into the kaleidoscope of friendship. From slaps on the back to violent strokes of a leather belt, the pair tests the strength of their relationship. The artists invite the audience to consider associations of touch, tenderness, violence and struggle between the bodies of men. CAMPO, which brought That Night Follows Day to World Stage audiences in 2009, is a Ghent-based art centre that creates and presents work at all stages of development on a national and international scale.
Advisory: contains full frontal nudity
When: April 23-24 & 26-27, 2013
Location: Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
More Information: Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage
The award-winning Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company never fails to mesmerize while delivering
the contagious excitement and full breadth of feelings that flamenco expresses. Tickets: $21.50-$43.
For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront — Fleck Dance Theatre
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
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.
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
A JOURNEY TO OZ LIKE NO OTHER
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage by the award-winning creative team that recently delighted Toronto audiences of all ages with the revival of The Sound of Music.
Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
NOW ON STAGE!
AT THE ED MIRVISH THEATRE
244 Victoria Street, Toronto
Act One – 1 hour 5 minutes
Intermission – 20 minutes
Act Two – 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Visit Mirvish.com for more information.
In New York City, you’ll meet wise guys and chorus gals, gamblers and actresses, cops and
bobby-soxers. Pious Sarah Brown, a sergeant at the Save-A-Soul mission, wants to save their souls while Nathan Detroit needs $1000 to save the city’s oldest floating craps game. Enter high-roller Sky Masterson who takes Nathan’s crazy bet – to woo the virtuous Sarah! Who will take a real gamble on love? Will luck be a lady tonight? Guys and Dolls has been called the “greatest of all American musicals.”
For more details: www.shawfest.com
Location: Festival Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
This affectionately humorous portrait of life in a Jewish village in Tsarist Russia centres on Tevye, a milkman-philosopher who finds his values challenged by his daughters’ insistence on following their hearts rather than the dictates of tradition. Meanwhile, more sinister changes are on the horizon – ones that threaten the community’s very existence.
For tickets: Box office at 1-800-567-1600 or www.stratfordfestival.ca
Location: Festival Theatre — Stratford, Ontario