November 5, 3pm — Conductor Steuart Bedfords holds a voice Master Class. DEETS
November 6, 1pm — Saturday Opera Radio series begins with Donizetti and Maria Stuarda (the Canadian Opera Production from last year) on the anglophone CBC and with Weill and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (The Teatro Real Madrid) on the francophone Espace Musique. Or you could switch from one to the other and have ‘Maria Stuarda in the City of Mahagonny’? The rest of the Saturdays on CBC (SCHEDULE) are reserved for the recent live COC performances, whereas Espace Musique goes slightly obscure this month with Mercadante and Tchaikovski’s Iolanta (the PDF schedule is HERE under ‘Le calendrier automne 2010’).
November 10, 8pm is the Voice-Box opening night. The work that combines opera and female boxing was commissioned by the good folk of Harbourfront Centre’s Fresh Ground new works programme. Juliet Palmer composes, Anna Chatterton wordsmiths and Julia Aplin choreographs the singers/fighters. Part of the experience is a mini-gym where audience members can give boxing a try, and a Q&A session after every performance. MORE
November 11, 8pm — Toronto Symphony Orchestra performs Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass. It’s an all-Slavic night with Tchaikovsky’s March Slave and Prokofiev’s Suite from Lieutenant Kijé. Teng Li, the TSO’s Principal Viola, performs a work by a contemporary Czech composer Krystof Maratka. Peter Oundjian, conductor, Krystof Mařatka, conductor, Christine Brewer, soprano, Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano, John Mac Master, tenor, Tyler Duncan, baritone, Michael Bloss, organ with The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Noel Edison, Artistic Director. MORE
November 11-14, 8pm (Sunday 3:30pm) — Tafelmusik performs Handel’s Dixit Dominus, and Rameau’s Grand Motet ‘In convertendo‘, and a bit of Charpentier. Rameau, finally! The French baroque, finally! Soloists Johanette Zomer (soprano), Vicki St. Pierre (mezzo-soprano), Lawrence Wiliford (tenor), Peter Harvey (baritone). MORE, including a radio interview with the conductor Ivars Taurins.
November 13, 1pm — Met in HD broadcast of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. Largely marketed as Anna Netrebko in underwear, this old-ish version is directed by Otto Schenk and conducted by James Levine. Scotiabank Cineplex.
November 20, 3pm — Stephanie Martin and the St. Mary Magdalene Gallery Choir launch a new CD and perform. Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 477 Manning Avenue. CD INFO
November 20, 8pm — Scaramella presents Old World/New World. The music of Brazil and the francophone Maritime Canada, the early European music, and a soprano voice? Yes, I say. English flutes, a baroque guitar, a viola da gamba and a harpsichord will all be heard in the Victoria University chapel. GO