Three years ago, Kate Applin founded Metro Youth Opera—a Toronto-based company that provides opportunities for young and emerging singers, stage directors, and music directors to put on shows, and perhaps more importantly, to be paid for their work.
For their third season, the company is presenting a triple-bill of rarely-performed opera comedies: Mavra by Stravinsky, La serva padrona by Pergolesi, and Le magicien by Canadian Jean Vallerand. Each opera will be performed in its original language (Russian, Italian, and French) with English subtitles. So cool! So exotic!
The shows will take place Friday, April 5 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 7 at 2:30pm at Crescent School’s Centre for Creative Learning Theatre (2365 Bayview Ave.). Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors, and $20 for students; they can all be purchased here.
This show is a great way to introduce yourself to opera if you’re not too familiar with or keen on it; plus, you’ll be supporting Toronto’s up-and-coming artistic talent. Seems like a pretty good deal to me.