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Apr
11
Sat
2020
Met Opera HD — Tosca (Revival) @ HD-Cineplex
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Production: Sir David McVicar
Set Designer: John Macfarlane
Costume Designer: John Macfarlane
Lighting Designer: David Finn
Choreographer: Leah Hausman

Cast: Anna Netrebko (Tosca), Brian Jagde (Cavaradossi), Michael Volle (Scarpia), Patrick
Carfizzi (Sacristan)

Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns to the Live in HD
series after its acclaimed broadcast in 2017. This time, star soprano Anna Netrebko is the
passionate title diva, opposite Brian Jagde as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario
Cavaradossi. Michael Volle is the menacing Baron Scarpia, the evil chief of police. Bertrand
de Billy conducts the electrifying score, which features some of Puccini’s most memorable
melodies.

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Apr
18
Sat
2020
COC– Aida @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

While a bloody conflict rages between Egypt and Ethiopia, the enslaved princess Aida is faced with an impossible private struggle. She is a prisoner of war but has found herself in an intense love affair with Radames, the Egyptian military commander leading an army against her father. In a thrilling juxtaposition of the personal and the political, Aida must decide whether to pursue the passion of her love or defend her homeland, betraying Radames.

Conductor Jader Bignamini
Director Tim Albery

Aida Tamara Wilson
Radames Russell Thomas
Amneris Clémentine Margaine
Amonasro Roland Wood
Ramfis Goderdzi Janelidze
King of Egypt Richard Wiegold
Messenger Matthew Cairns
Priestess Simona Genga

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Apr
22
Wed
2020
COC– Aida @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

While a bloody conflict rages between Egypt and Ethiopia, the enslaved princess Aida is faced with an impossible private struggle. She is a prisoner of war but has found herself in an intense love affair with Radames, the Egyptian military commander leading an army against her father. In a thrilling juxtaposition of the personal and the political, Aida must decide whether to pursue the passion of her love or defend her homeland, betraying Radames.

Conductor Jader Bignamini
Director Tim Albery

Aida Tamara Wilson
Radames Russell Thomas
Amneris Clémentine Margaine
Amonasro Roland Wood
Ramfis Goderdzi Janelidze
King of Egypt Richard Wiegold
Messenger Matthew Cairns
Priestess Simona Genga

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Apr
26
Sun
2020
COC– Aida @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

While a bloody conflict rages between Egypt and Ethiopia, the enslaved princess Aida is faced with an impossible private struggle. She is a prisoner of war but has found herself in an intense love affair with Radames, the Egyptian military commander leading an army against her father. In a thrilling juxtaposition of the personal and the political, Aida must decide whether to pursue the passion of her love or defend her homeland, betraying Radames.

Conductor Jader Bignamini
Director Tim Albery

Aida Tamara Wilson
Radames Russell Thomas
Amneris Clémentine Margaine
Amonasro Roland Wood
Ramfis Goderdzi Janelidze
King of Egypt Richard Wiegold
Messenger Matthew Cairns
Priestess Simona Genga

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Apr
27
Mon
2020
Confluence Concerts–Second Annual Walter Unger Salon: Creativity and Aging @ The Shaftsbury Atrium
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Celebrated authors and educators Linda and Michael Hutcheon  curate a salon based on their recent book  Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten.

Includes live performances by Lawrence Wiliford (tenor), Sanya Eng (harp), Robert Kortgaard (piano) and Patricia O’Callaghan (soprano).

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Apr
30
Thu
2020
COC– Aida @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

While a bloody conflict rages between Egypt and Ethiopia, the enslaved princess Aida is faced with an impossible private struggle. She is a prisoner of war but has found herself in an intense love affair with Radames, the Egyptian military commander leading an army against her father. In a thrilling juxtaposition of the personal and the political, Aida must decide whether to pursue the passion of her love or defend her homeland, betraying Radames.

Conductor Jader Bignamini
Director Tim Albery

Aida Tamara Wilson
Radames Russell Thomas
Amneris Clémentine Margaine
Amonasro Roland Wood
Ramfis Goderdzi Janelidze
King of Egypt Richard Wiegold
Messenger Matthew Cairns
Priestess Simona Genga

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May
1
Fri
2020
COC– The Flying Dutchman @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

In a fishing village, a young woman named Senta becomes infatuated with the story of the Flying Dutchman, a sea captain condemned to sail for eternity. Legend has it that he has been cursed by Satan, and can return to land only once every seven years, to search for a true love that will release him from his suffering. When a ghostly ship anchors near her town’s harbour, Senta’s fantasies collide with reality in a powerful, storm-tossed encounter.

Conductor Johannes Debus
Director Christopher Alden

The Dutchman Vitalij Kowaljow
Senta Marjorie Owens
Daland Dmitry Ulyanov
The Steersman Miles Mykkanen
Mary Ewa Płonka
Erik Michael Schade

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May
2
Sat
2020
COC– Aida @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

While a bloody conflict rages between Egypt and Ethiopia, the enslaved princess Aida is faced with an impossible private struggle. She is a prisoner of war but has found herself in an intense love affair with Radames, the Egyptian military commander leading an army against her father. In a thrilling juxtaposition of the personal and the political, Aida must decide whether to pursue the passion of her love or defend her homeland, betraying Radames.

Conductor Jader Bignamini
Director Tim Albery

Aida Tamara Wilson
Radames Russell Thomas
Amneris Clémentine Margaine
Amonasro Roland Wood
Ramfis Goderdzi Janelidze
King of Egypt Richard Wiegold
Messenger Matthew Cairns
Priestess Simona Genga

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TOT—A Northern Lights Dream @ St Lawrence Centre for the Arts
May 2 @ 8:00 pm

A New work by Michael Rose

The northern lights cast a spell over Shakespeare, Ontario and just as in the Bard of Avon’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rose weaves a magical tale of mischievous sprites and the many faces of love, all captured by music of incomparable beauty and power.

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May
3
Sun
2020
COC– The Flying Dutchman @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

In a fishing village, a young woman named Senta becomes infatuated with the story of the Flying Dutchman, a sea captain condemned to sail for eternity. Legend has it that he has been cursed by Satan, and can return to land only once every seven years, to search for a true love that will release him from his suffering. When a ghostly ship anchors near her town’s harbour, Senta’s fantasies collide with reality in a powerful, storm-tossed encounter.

Conductor Johannes Debus
Director Christopher Alden

The Dutchman Vitalij Kowaljow
Senta Marjorie Owens
Daland Dmitry Ulyanov
The Steersman Miles Mykkanen
Mary Ewa Płonka
Erik Michael Schade

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TOT—A Northern Lights Dream @ St Lawrence Centre for the Arts
May 3 @ 3:00 pm

A New work by Michael Rose

The northern lights cast a spell over Shakespeare, Ontario and just as in the Bard of Avon’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rose weaves a magical tale of mischievous sprites and the many faces of love, all captured by music of incomparable beauty and power.

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May
5
Tue
2020
COC– Aida @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

While a bloody conflict rages between Egypt and Ethiopia, the enslaved princess Aida is faced with an impossible private struggle. She is a prisoner of war but has found herself in an intense love affair with Radames, the Egyptian military commander leading an army against her father. In a thrilling juxtaposition of the personal and the political, Aida must decide whether to pursue the passion of her love or defend her homeland, betraying Radames.

Conductor Jader Bignamini
Director Tim Albery

Aida Tamara Wilson
Radames Russell Thomas
Amneris Clémentine Margaine
Amonasro Roland Wood
Ramfis Goderdzi Janelidze
King of Egypt Richard Wiegold
Messenger Matthew Cairns
Priestess Simona Genga

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May
6
Wed
2020
COC– The Flying Dutchman @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

In a fishing village, a young woman named Senta becomes infatuated with the story of the Flying Dutchman, a sea captain condemned to sail for eternity. Legend has it that he has been cursed by Satan, and can return to land only once every seven years, to search for a true love that will release him from his suffering. When a ghostly ship anchors near her town’s harbour, Senta’s fantasies collide with reality in a powerful, storm-tossed encounter.

Conductor Johannes Debus
Director Christopher Alden

The Dutchman Vitalij Kowaljow
Senta Marjorie Owens
Daland Dmitry Ulyanov
The Steersman Miles Mykkanen
Mary Ewa Płonka
Erik Michael Schade

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May
8
Fri
2020
COC– Aida @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

While a bloody conflict rages between Egypt and Ethiopia, the enslaved princess Aida is faced with an impossible private struggle. She is a prisoner of war but has found herself in an intense love affair with Radames, the Egyptian military commander leading an army against her father. In a thrilling juxtaposition of the personal and the political, Aida must decide whether to pursue the passion of her love or defend her homeland, betraying Radames.

Conductor Jader Bignamini
Director Tim Albery

Aida Tamara Wilson
Radames Russell Thomas
Amneris Clémentine Margaine
Amonasro Roland Wood
Ramfis Goderdzi Janelidze
King of Egypt Richard Wiegold
Messenger Matthew Cairns
Priestess Simona Genga

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COC– The Flying Dutchman @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

In a fishing village, a young woman named Senta becomes infatuated with the story of the Flying Dutchman, a sea captain condemned to sail for eternity. Legend has it that he has been cursed by Satan, and can return to land only once every seven years, to search for a true love that will release him from his suffering. When a ghostly ship anchors near her town’s harbour, Senta’s fantasies collide with reality in a powerful, storm-tossed encounter.

Conductor Johannes Debus
Director Christopher Alden

The Dutchman Vitalij Kowaljow
Senta Marjorie Owens
Daland Dmitry Ulyanov
The Steersman Miles Mykkanen
Mary Ewa Płonka
Erik Michael Schade

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May
9
Sat
2020
Met Opera HD — Maria Stuarda (Revival) @ HD-Cineplex
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Production: Sir David McVicar
Set Designer: John Macfarlane
Costume Designer: John Macfarlane
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Leah Hausman

Cast: Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda), Jamie Barton (Elisabetta), Stephen Costello (Leicester),
Andrzej Filończyk (Cecil), Michele Pertusi (Talbot)

Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns
to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as
her rival, Queen Elizabeth I. Stephen Costello sings the role of Mary’s lover, Leicester;
Andrzej Filończyk is the chancellor Cecil; and Michele Pertusi sings the Earl Talbot.
Maurizio Benini conducts Sir David McVicar’s sweeping production.

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