There are a couple of biggies coming up next week. On October 7th and 8th the amazingly talented and apparently fearless Barbara Hannigan is singing with and conducting the TSO. For all I know she’ll be tap dancing and doing hand stands as well. It’s her conducting debut with this orchestra. The programme features works by Nono, Haydn, Mozart, Ligeti and Stravinsky. 8pm Roy Thomson Hall.
The 8th sees the COC opening the fall season with Verdi’s La Traviata. It’s an interesting cast; Ekaterina Siurina, Charles Castronovo and Quinn Kelsey. (Performances by Joyce El-Khoury, Andrew Haji and James Westman later in the run too). On the face of it it looks like a frocks and furniture production but there’s some buzz that there’s more to it than that. We shall see. Four Seasons Centre at 7.30pm. There will be ten more chances to catch this one between opening and November 6th.
Also on the 8th at 7.30pm and the following day at 2.30pm Tapestry have workshop performances of Selfie, a new piece about on-line bullying by Chris Thornborrow and Julie Tepperrman. It’s always interesting to see new works come together. It’s at the Ernest Baumer Studio in The Distillery and it’s PWYC.