STIMULATE. CONTEMPLATE. CONNECT.
Delve into the social, political and artistic implications of selected COC operas with international academics and members of the COC’s artistic and production teams.
Coming Home: Handel's Hercules
The ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles was also a war general who knew first-hand the devastating psychological traumas that imperiled returning veterans. This day-long symposium is inspired by the COC’s new production of Hercules – Handel’s take on Sophocles’ play – in which celebrated director Peter Sellars creates a healing work dealing with the untold horrors of war and the unspoken complications of reunion. Speakers include Peter Sellars; former CBC war correspondent Brian Stewart; musicologists Kip Pegley and Susan McClary and, 18th-century literary/drama scholar Brian Corman. A panel discussion will include veterans from World War II, the Korean, Bosnian and Afghanistan Wars.
This event is part of the Munk School of Global Affairs’ series, 1914-1918: The Making of the Modern World which explores the effects of the First World War through the century.
Friday, April 4, 2014, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place (Trinity College location)
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7
Tickets: $20/person; $15 for university faculty and $10 for students with i.d.; free for University of Toronto Faculty of Music and Munk School students with i.d.
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Peter Grimes and Britten's Communities - From 1945 England to Toronto Today
Allan Hepburn (James McGill Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature at McGill University); Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata (Toronto’s Aldeburgh Connection); tenor Lawrence Wiliford; panel discussion with production Revival Director, Denni Sayers. Come and learn more about why Peter Grimes is arguably the greatest opera of the 20th century!
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Jackman Studio, 227 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1E8
Tickets: $20/person; $15 for university faculty and students with i.d.; free for University of Toronto Faculty of Music with i.d.
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The Opera Exchange is presented in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs.
Taryn Fiebig and Lorina Gore as Auntie’s Nieces and Stuart Skelton as Peter Grimes in the Opera Australia production of Peter Grimes, 2009. Photo: Branco Gaica
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