The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre takes place in one of Toronto's most breathtaking and intimate spaces. The diverse city that inspires and unites us is the ever-changing backdrop seen from the beautiful Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, where artists from around the world share their talent and passion in six series: vocal, chamber, world music, piano, dance, and jazz.
From September to June, you can discover exciting artists, both established and emerging, and experience the joy of live performance in an incredible variety of genres—and it's all free! Below is a small sample of what our 2016/2017 season has to offer.
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This week's The Opera That Changed My Life is a prime example that it is never too late to follow your life's passion. Sometimes all it takes is one life-changing experience to reignite a fire that may have faded long ago.
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Norma, a druid priestess, is torn between love for those she leads, and a secret passion for Pollione, the Roman enemy of her people. She bears him two children before discovering he has begun an affair with her younger acolyte, Adalgisa. From the entangled story lines of Norma, Pollione, and Adalgisa, to the underlying conflict between the Druids and the Romans, Norma is all about relationships. Join us as we introduce you to some helpful background information on this masterpiece, and give you an inside look at the complicated love triangle.
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001