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Friday, October 3, 2008

U of T Opera Division presents Il Matrimonio Segreto

TORONTO - The Faculty of Musicĺ─˘s Opera Division will present four performances of Domenico Cimarosaĺ─˘s comic opera Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage) on October 30, 31 & November 1 at 7:30 pm and November 2 at 2:30 pm in the MacMillan Theatre. The opera marks the Toronto conducting debut of Miah Im, recently appointed to the Opera Division, and is directed by Allison Grant with production design by Fred Perruzza. Tickets ($26 adults and $16 senior/student) can be purchased at the Box Office or by calling 416-978-3744. The Box Office is located in the Edward Johnson Building and is open Monday to Friday, 1 pm to 7 pm.

Though originally set in 18th century Bologna, the Opera Divisionĺ─˘s production of IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO has been updated to the 1920s ĺ─ý a period which echoes the madcap complications of the plot which includes a concealed marriage, a zany love triangle and a shoe factory! In the tradition of comic opera, after much scheming and amorous intrigue, the ĺ─˙secret marriageĺ─¨ is revealed and all ends in celebration.

The Opera Division will present two previews of the opera featuring excerpts performed by member of the cast:

Friday, October 10, 12:10 pm in Geiger Torel Room, Faculty of Music, 80 Queenĺ─˘s Park. Free
Thursday, October 16, from 5:30 to 5:40 pm and 6:00 to 6:15 pm at the Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. West. For more information about this preview, visit the Bata Shoe Museum website or call 416-979-7799 x 242.

Part of Canadaĺ─˘s top university, the University of Toronto Faculty of Music has an illustrious history as one of North Americaĺ─˘s leading centres for the scholarly and professional study of music, offering a rich array of degree and diploma programs from the undergraduate to post-graduate levels. The Faculty of Music presents an annual concert season of over 100 public events. Highlights of the 2008-09 season include cellists Steven Isserlis and Shauna Rolston, baritone Sherrill Milnes, composer Maria Schneider, conductors David Briskin and Miah Im, jazz great Phil Nimmons, the Mirłä, and St. Lawrence String Quartets, the Gryphon Trio and Nexus. For more information, please visit our website at or contact the Box Office at 416-978-3744.

The Faculty of Music 2008-2009 concert season is made possible by the generous support of our pillar sponsors: Manulife Financial, MBNA Canada, and TD Meloche Monnex Insurance.

For more information on this or other Faculty of Music concert series, please visit our website at or contact the Box Office at 416-978-3744

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