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October 10, 2014 – October 31, 2014

Madama Butterfly

Love waits for no one.

The story of the young geisha Cio-Cio San, her devotion to her American husband, and her subsequent heartbreak, unfold to Puccini’s exquisite score in one of the world’s best-loved operas.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Streest West

 
Start: October 10, 2014
End: October 31, 2014
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October 3, 2014 – November 1, 2014

Falstaff

No money. No morals. No problem.

Falstaff’s life of sport and pleasure comes crashing down when his appetites lead to an ill-advised seduction scheme. Director Robert Carsen lovingly evokes 1950s England in this hilarious production, which recently delighted audiences at Covent Garden, La Scala and the Met.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Streest West

 
Start: October 3, 2014
End: November 1, 2014
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October 30, 2014 – November 1, 2014

The Dream of Gerontius

Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. This cornerstone of British choral music tells the uplifting story of an elderly man whose dreams of the afterlife are filled with beauty and drama. It is performed by a massed chorus and a superlative cast of soloists.
*Please note that Ben Heppner, originally scheduled to perform the tenor part, has retired from singing and will no longer be a part of the concert. Acclaimed Australian tenor Stuart Skelton will perform in his place.
Pre-concert Chat in the Lobby on Nov. 1.

For tickets: www.tso.ca

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: October 30, 2014
End: November 1, 2014
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October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014

Alcina

The 2014-2015 season will begin with the Canadian premiere of a fully staged period production of Handel’s Alcina (Oct. 23 – Nov. 1, 2014).

George Frideric Handel’s Alcina is a Baroque masterpiece and will mark Opera Atelier’s first major Handel production at the Elgin Theatre. Alcina tells the story of a sorceress whose world is a mirage composed of the souls of her past lovers and the Christian knight Ruggiero who is destined to set them free.

Producing this sublime masterpiece has long been on Opera Atelier’s wish-list, and we are delighted to have found an extraordinary Alcina in Canadian soprano Meghan Lindsay, who audiences will remember as Agathe in Der Freischütz (The Marksman). We are also particularly thrilled that Alcina includes some of Handel’s most famous dance music, giving us a unique opportunity to feature the superb Artists of Atelier Ballet.

Ms Lindsay will be joined by an exceptional international cast of singers which includes Allyson McHardy as Ruggiero, Wallis Giunta as Bradamante, Mireille Asselin as Morgana, Kresimir Spicer as Oronte and Olivier Laquerre as Melisso. Alcina is sung in Italian with English surtitles.

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Elgin Theatre — 189 Yonge Street

 
Start: October 23, 2014
End: November 1, 2014
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October 6, 2014 – November 2, 2014

To Kill a Mockingbird

Racial injustice in Depression-era Alabama through the eyes of a child. An adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

On the Mainstage Oct. 6 to Nov. 2, 2014

Recommended for grades 6 to 12 | ages 11 & up.

Website: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca

Young People’s Theatre — 165 Front Street East

 
Start: October 6, 2014
End: November 2, 2014
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November 2, 2014

Usher: The UR Experience

Hot on the heels of a blockbuster performance at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and the release of his new single/video “She Came To Give It To You,” global megastar USHER announced today he will tour North America this fall, bringing The UR Experience to fans in 27 cities.

Packed with an impressive repertoire of smash hits spanning his 20-year career, the critically-acclaimed showman will give his fans a unique experience that only the multi-talented Usher can deliver. His show will include a fresh take on early and recent songs as well as new music from his anticipated forthcoming eighth studio album.

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Date: November 2, 2014
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November 4, 2014

White Night in Russia

12noon to 1:00pm. Two of Quebec’s young rising stars, violist Marina Thibeault and pianist Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, transport the audience to a musical world both magical and languid with a program featuring the most beautiful works for viola and piano in the Russian repertoire. The duo’s Toronto performance is part of their Ontario tour, part of Emerging Artists Concerts Presented by Desjardins in partnership with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

Please visit our website: www.coc.ca

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Date: November 4, 2014
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National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica: Tribute to Rex

The NDTC makes a long awaited return to Toronto. Please join us in welcoming the dance Theatre Company and pay tribute to co-founder and artistic director, the late Professor Rex Nettleford at the Sony Centre on November 4th”, says Seth George Ramocan, Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto.

Under Artistic Director Barry Moncreiffe, the Sony Centre performance will include Professor Nettleford’s signature choreography “Dialogue for Three”, as well as pieces from the NDTC’s recent season which ended on August 17th, 2014 at Jamaica’s Little Theatre.

Ralston Milton “Rex” Nettleford, OM, FIJ, OCC, was a Jamaican scholar, social critic, choreographer, and Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies, the leading research university in the Commonwealth Caribbean. In 1962, Nettleford co-founded the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, an ensemble which under his direction, incorporated traditional Jamaican music and dance into a formal balletic repertoire.
The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, recently completed its 52nd Season.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front street East

 
Date: November 4, 2014
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November 5, 2014

Walk to the Sea

5:30pm to 6:30pm. Award-winning Jewish-Canadian trumpeter and composer David Buchbinder teams up with Grammy-nominated Cuban piano master Hilario Durán and a crew of Canada’s top jazz and world musicians in a unique cross-cultural collaboration that explores the commonalities of music from the Iberian peninsula and their shared Arabic, Roma, Sephardic and North African roots. In this special presentation, they present excerpts from their Juno Award-winning album, Walk to the Sea.

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

Please visit our website: www.coc.ca

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Date: November 5, 2014
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November 6, 2014

1914 – 1918: Lest We Forget…

12:00 noon to 1:00pm. In a prelude to Remembrance Day and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, award-winning young French Canadian pianist Maxim Bernard reflects on the role of the artist during one of the most pivotal periods in Western history. The program features works written during the years 1914 to 1918, including compositions by Rachmaninov, Mednter, Hindemith, Scriabin, Fauré and Ravel.

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

Please visit our website: www.coc.ca

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Date: November 6, 2014
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