Apr28

Passaggi

St Phillip's Anglican Church Rectory, 31 St Phillips Rd, Toronto, ON

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 $25, includes wine and refreshments. For more information and to reserve tickets call 416-247-5181

Dido & Belinda - An Opera Q Production

Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Ave, Toronto, ON

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, ON

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.

May8

Scotiabank Contact Festival - SONGS: Alex McLeod and Meghan Lindsay

Division Gallery, 45 Ernest Ave, Toronto, ON

This one-night-only performance—a collaboration between Alex McLeod and acclaimed, Chicago-based opera singer Meghan Lindsay—re-contextualizes selected historical arias into an immersive virtual setting, affording new meaning and interpretation to our auditory and visual senses.

https://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/event/songs-alex-mcleod-and-meghan-lindsay/

Jun23

Festival Montréal Baroque: Les Méandres - Persona

Salle paroissiale de l'église Madonna della Difesa, 6795 rue Alma, Montréal, QC

Persona

Arlequin, Scaramouche, Colombine et le Capitaine vous serviront leur sélection de Canzone et de divertimenti

dans le seul but de satisfaire sua Exccellenza

Œuvres de Picci, Fontana, Frescobaldi, Cavalli et Lasso pour soprano, flûte à bec, violons, viole et théorbe