Arlecchino Allegro: a glittering musical fête gone awry
"A madcap evening of authentic Early Music with later compositions fractured like funhouse mirror images... the music was extraordinary."
John Terauds, Toronto Star, on the original production
For our annual cabaret, we are delighted to once again share our stage with luminaries from the internationally esteemed Gorgonetrevich Corps de Ballet Nationale (GCdBN).
Our original collaboration with GCdBN, Tears of a Clown (2003), was a tremendous success with both audiences and critics, setting a high standard for collaboration that Toronto Masque Theatre has continued to strive for. All that striving made us tired, so we decided to just invite them back to reprise this delightful production as part of our tenth anniversary season. We are also thrilled that the beloved mezzo-soprano Laura Pudwell has agreed to rejoin us (although her agent was nervous).
Arlecchino Allegro is sponsored by an anonymous, mysterious and very generous patron to honour his beloved companion, Arlecchino. The evening will feature musical selections on the theme of love, laughter, joy and celebration. Our hosts from GCdBN will be Artistic Director Nicholas Denoument and prima ballerina Mina Rafaella Kalishnikova. There will be a house band led by Larry Beckwith, hand-picked by the Patron because he is allegedly quite good.
Every season, Toronto Masque Theatre holds an intimate cabaret that allows audiences to enjoy a glass of wine from a candlelit table in the beautiful environment of the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse. Arlecchino Allegro brings together the traditions of clown, improvisation and chamber music in a marvelous collision of comic and musical fireworks along with witty interpretations of the music of Mahler, Mozart, Debussy, Leoncavallo, Schubert as well as some unexpected hits.
Photo: Tariq Keiran, Original Light Studios
To celebrate our tenth anniversary season, Toronto Masque Theatre's re-imaginings one of our greatest hits Tears of a Clown. Arlecchino Allegro is created by Larry Beckwith, Diana Kolpak & David-Benjamin Tomlinson.
Enjoy the experience from your own candle-lit table with a glass of wine.
Thu 23 Jan 2014 8:00 pm
Thanks to our sponsors
For major support in our 2013/14 season, special thanks to:
The Mary-Margaret Webb Foundation, and the K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation