We now turn our attention to the annual Xstrata Ensemble Studio School Tour.
This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the final dress
rehearsal for both productions with my family at our rehearsal
facilities on Front Street.
This year we are touring a remount of Dean Burry’s The Brothers Grimm,
a charming retelling of the life of the brothers and some of their
famous stories—“Little Red Riding Hood,” “Rapunzel,” and
It is a little-known fact that The Brothers Grimm is the most performed Canadian opera in history with well over 100 performances to its credit. Listen to clips:
Track 1: “Once upon a time…”
Track 2: “Fairest lady…”
We are also touring a colourful new version of The Barber of Seville,
specially adapted by former Ensemble Studio member Brent Krysa to
include all of the best-known tunes and madcap fun associated with this
most popular of operas.
Each year the Xstrata Ensemble
Studio School tour reaches between 15,000 and 20,000 elementary school
children across the province.
As I write this The Brothers Grimm
company is in Sudbury and Timmins with stops by both productions
planned for communities such as Scotland, Ingersoll, Bracebridge,
Aurora, King City and Barrie.
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