The University of Toronto Faculty of Music has released its schedule of events for the 2014/15 season. There’s a lot of interesting stuff for the opera and vocal music fan (and much else besides). Highlights include:
The first of two major productions is Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore which will play November 27th-30th. Michael Albano directs and Sandra Horst and Russell Braun will share conducting duties. The second, Dominick Argento’s Postcard from Morocco, will run March 12th to March 15th with Michael Cavanagh directing and Les Dala conducting. Both shows will be in the MacMillan Theatre.
Other opera related events include Last Days; a theatrical commemoration of WW1 directed by Tim Albery. This will take place in the Music Room at Hart House on October 29th and 30th. Jan 30th to Feb 1st will see Footsteps in Cambell House; this year’s Student Composer Collective offering at, surprise, Campbell House. There’s also a one off show at Wallter Hall on March 30th of excerpts from musical theatre works based on Shakespeare plays.
There are also master classes by Ben Heppner (September 24th) and Catherine Wyn-Rogers (November 3rd to 5th).
February 9th sees Russell Braun and Monica Whicher at Walter hall performing Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch while on February 23rd Lawrence Wiliford, Geoffrey Sirett and Mary Lou Phallis explore humour and play in Canadian contemporary song. Both recitals are at Walter Hall.
On October 24th Suzie LeBlanc and Daniel Taylor will perform love duets by Handel at Trinity College Chapel. The same venue will see two Purcell shows. Dido and Aeneas will be staged on March 24th with a performance of music from the odes on March 26th.
The full brochure with all the other programs, ticketing information etc is available here.