Saturday, September 24, 2011

Catch Mary Lou Fallis as a Pirate...

This weekend in London, ON, you can catch Order of Canada soprano Mary Lou Fallis as the pirate Ruth in the Concert Opera Groups production of Pirates of Penzance.  A fundraiser for the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI), the show features many COSI alumni including tenor Andrew Haji and baritone Brad Christensen.  As Mary Lou was quoted in a recent article publicizing the event...
"She's actually been lusting after him, which is really a very dark undercurrent, I would say, though not explored much," Fallis says of Ruth.

What a thought!  Hope everyone in the London area gets a chance to check this concert out!  Details below:
What: Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance by the Toronto-based Concert Opera Group. Soloists include Mary Lou Fallis, Andrew Haji, Constantine Meglis and Timothy Richard. Singalong choruses. Commentary by Darryl Edwards

When: Sunday, 3 p.m., First-St. Andrew's United Church, 350 Queens Ave. (at Waterloo)
Details: $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. Available at door. Benefits Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI).

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