Live@CIRMMT: le mien est un cri, clair, et libre

Salle Claude Champagne, 220 avenue Vincent-d'Indy, Montreal

This concert is free admission.

For 20 musicians, choir and electronics Composer: Brice Gatinet

“This war cry, a man keeps it his whole life. We had to get the best one right away. And the only way to start out right was to dominate our fear and our haste, to the point of feeling swollen with power: the cry would then have all the desired force and precision. These were the conditions of the cry. And this power that should swell in me? It was something that ran through the whole body and that sprang from the ground where we stood. The high point, more precisely. The cry springs from this strength. If we go about it the right way, the war cry will be perfect.”

Carlos Castaneda, L’herbe du diable et la petite fumée, tard. franç., Éd. Christian Bourgeois p.241

For more information, including this information in French, visit the CIRMMT event page: http://www.cirmmt.org/activities/live-cirmmt/apr2019

Apr28

Rectory Recital Series

St Phillip's Anglican Church Rectory, Toronto

Juliane Bruckmann, violone, and Jonathan Stuchbery, theorbo, will share a programme of music for these two early bass instruments. Set in the rectory of St. Phillip's, the Rectory recital series offers an intimate setting for classical music.

Tickets $20, includes wine and refreshments. For more information and to reserve tickets email tracy.stuchbery@gmail.com

Dido & Belinda - An Opera Q Production

Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Ave, Toronto

Dido & Belinda offers a new perspective on Purcell’s beloved opera, Dido and Aeneas. With the addition of narration from the point of view of Dido’s closest confidante, Belinda, this staged production will emphasize many of the themes already found in the original libretto: the shame surrounding feminine sexuality, the blindness of male privilege, and the societal pressure to conform to gender roles. By casting singers of diverse genders in the leading roles, against expectations of standard gendered casting, Dido & Belinda will challenge audiences to rethink the relationships between bodies and genders which are so often taken for granted.

OperaQ is a Toronto-based independent opera company dedicated to amplifying queer and trans voices to offer new perspectives on traditional narratives. Although the opera industry involves countless queer artists, opportunities for authentic and complex expressions of queerness are few and far between. OperaQ’s mission is to create a space in which queer and trans artists can tell their stories on their own terms, an opportunity which is largely missing from the operatic canon.

Dido & Belinda - An Opera Q Production

Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Ave, Toronto

Dido & Belinda offers a new perspective on Purcell’s beloved opera, Dido and Aeneas. With the addition of narration from the point of view of Dido’s closest confidante, Belinda, this staged production will emphasize many of the themes already found in the original libretto: the shame surrounding feminine sexuality, the blindness of male privilege, and the societal pressure to conform to gender roles. By casting singers of diverse genders in the leading roles, against expectations of standard gendered casting, Dido & Belinda will challenge audiences to rethink the relationships between bodies and genders which are so often taken for granted.

OperaQ is a Toronto-based independent opera company dedicated to amplifying queer and trans voices to offer new perspectives on traditional narratives. Although the opera industry involves countless queer artists, opportunities for authentic and complex expressions of queerness are few and far between. OperaQ’s mission is to create a space in which queer and trans artists can tell their stories on their own terms, an opportunity which is largely missing from the operatic canon.