Toronto opera news – lose one, win one

diggerOpera 5’s planned Offenbach and Hahn show this week has been postponed to the fall owing to construction delays at the Alliance Française (probably caused by striking air traffic controllers).  By way of consolation there’s a pop up party on Saturday at 8pm, also at the Alliance Française (24 Spadina Road).  Tickets are $15 on the door.  It should be fun as these guys know how to party.  Unfortunately I am otherwise engaged which may not be a bad thing.  Last time I was at the Alliance Française the Americans started bombing Baghdad.

In a curiously symmetrical move, Tapestry have announced dates for the long delayed Toronto run of Shelter by Julie Salverson and Juliet Palmer.  Described as “a darkly comic chamber opera which maps the journey of a family struggling to be ordinary in the atomic age.”  The cast includes Christine Duncan, Teiya Kasahara, Keith Klassen, Andrea Ludwig and Peter McGillivray.  Leslie Dala conducts and Keith Turnbull directs.  It will play from June 12th to 15th at the Berkeley Street Theatre.  Ticket prices range from $55-$75 + HST and can be purchased in person at the Canadian Stage Box Office at 26 Berkeley Street, by calling 416.368.3110 or online at CanadianStage.  For more information visit TapestryOpera.

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