The week in prospect

campsallIt’s another pretty busy week.  There are two student shows today, both free.  At 2.30pm in the MacMillan Theatre there’s a performance of a new opera based on EM Forster’s The Machine Stops.  It’s by Patrick McGraw, Robert Taylor and Steven Webb.  Sandra Horst conducts and Michael Albano directs.  Then at 8pm in Mazzoleni Hall, Christina Campsall is performing Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine with Brahm Goldhammer providing piano accompaniment.

On Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm at Roy Thomson Hall Barbara Hannigan is singing Dutilleux’ Correspondances with the TSO and Peter Oudjian.  Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique and Sibelius’ Swan of Tuenola round out the bill.

There’s another freebie on Thursday at Walter Hall at noon.  It’s a chance to hear Krisztina Szabó and Steven Philcox in recital.  The program includes Xavier Montsalvatge’s Cinco Canciones Negras and Luciano Berio’s Quattro Canziones Popolari.

Then on Saturday at Koerner Hall there’s the Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase.  This one is at 7.30pm and it’s not free.  In fact it appears to be sold out but I guess there may be rushes.

Wagner’s Siegfried continues at the COC with performances on Wednesday and Saturday at 6.30pm.

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