Mahler’s Lieder eines
to hear Mahler’s Song of a Wayfarer Lad sung by a woman, although Dame
Janet Baker gave a brilliant account of the work. Grammy award winning mezzo
Sasha Cooke takes on this song cycle with I Musici de Montréal led by
Jean-Marie Zeitouni. Respighi, Ravel and Arvo Pärt round out the programme.
Salle Bourgie. Oct. 16. www.imusici.com
- Wah Keung Chan
Two Stéphane Tétrault Performances
Stéphane Tétreault: Carte Blanche. With pianist Michel-Alexandre Broekaert,
Turovsky Quartet Recital. Oct 19, St. Paul Anglican Church,
- Caroline Rodgers
Belles Sœurs: The Musical
Segal Centre presents the English-language premiere of Belles Sœurs: The Musical. Based on Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles-sœurs, the darkly comedic,
bittersweet play about working-class strife in Quebec, circa 1965, is the story
of Germaine Lauzon, a Plateau Mont-Royal housewife who wins one million
department store trading stamps. Musical mayhem ensues when she invites her
closest relatives and friends to celebrate at a raucous stamp-pasting party. Les Belles-sœurs premiered in 1968, and
the musical version debuted in 2010. The book & lyrics are by René Richard
Cyr, and the music is by Daniel Bélanger. The English book adaptation is by
Brian Hill, while Neil Bartram penned the English lyrics. Produced by
Montrealer Allan Sandler, the show features an all-female Canadian cast. Oct.
19 to Nov. 9. www.segalcentre.org.
- Naomi Gold
Labels: I Musici de Montréal, mahler, musical theatre, Preview, Segal Centre, Stéphane Tétreault