We are moving into busy season for the next two or three weeks. Next week, Tuesday sees a lunchtime recital in the RBA by Phillip Addis with song cycles by Maurice Ravel and Erik Ross. Wednesday sees a concert staging of Salvatore Sciarrino’s The Killing Flower (Luci mie traditrici). It tells the story of Carlos Gesualdo’s murder of his wife and lover. Performers include Shannon Mercer, Geoffrey Sirett, Scott Belluz and Keith Klassen. It’s at Walter Hall at 7.30pm with a pre-show with the composer at 6.30pm. Sciarrino is involved in other events connected with the New Music Festival all week. Thursday is opening night for the COC’s Götterdämmerung at the Four Seasons Centre with an early kick off time of 6pm. Alternatively the TSO are doing the Fauré Requiem with Karina Gauvin and Russell Braun on both Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Friday at noon, mezzo Lyndsay Promane has a free recital at St. Andrew’s on Simcoe Street. The program includes art song by Dowland, Faure, Schubert, Vaughan-Williams, Clarke and Strauss. And, finally on Saturday, February 4th, it’s the Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase at Mazzoleni Hall at 7.30pm. The Magic Flute, of course. continues at the COC with the first chance to see the alternate cast at tomorrow’s (almost sold out) matinée.