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LSM Opera Weekend in Toronto
to benefit La Scena Musicale

[ version française ]

Join La Scena Musicale in an opera weekend in Toronto on April 20 and 21 to see two operas over two nights presented by the Canadian Opera Company. Handel's Giulio Cesare (April 21 matinee) with the star-studded cast of Ewa Podles, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Daniel Taylor, Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Brian Azawa will be one of the highlights of the operatic season in Canada. On the evening of April 20, the COC will present Mussorgsky's monumental opera Boris Godunov. Don't miss this unforgettable weekend.

All funds raised from this activity will go towards the non-profit activities of La Scena Musicale.

Order Now: (514) 271-8938 or

Two packages are available (Travel from Montreal):

Bus** + Hotel*: $150 + taxes = $172.53

Bus Only**: $80 + taxes = $92.02

Train + Hotel*: $216 + taxes = $248.45

* double occupancy. Hotel: Sheraton Center Hotel - Downtown (4 stars rating)
** a minimum of 30 passengers is required.

Please note that meals are not included.

Opera Fans from Toronto or another city can choose to buy just the tickets.

Opera Tickets for each show (limited availability):
$135, 98, 75, 52, 45 (taxes included)
Participants may purchase tickets for one or both operas.


  • Hotel: April 4, 2002
  • Opera Tickets: April 5, 2002



Saturday, April 20

7 a.m. Leaves Montreal

1 to 1:30 p.m. Arrives in Toronto directly to Hotel. Hotel check in

8 p.m. Opera: Boris Godunov (Hummingbird Centre)

Sunday, April 21

2 p.m. Opera: Handel's Julius Cesare (Hummingbird Centre)

6 p.m. Return to Montreal

12 p.m. Arrives in Montreal


Saturday, April 20

7 a.m. Leaves Montreal

11:29 a.m. Arrives in Toronto Central Station
        Transportation to Hotel at your expense

8 p.m. Opera: Boris Godunov (Hummingbird Centre)

Sunday, April 21

2 p.m. Opera: Handel's Julius Cesare (Hummingbird Centre)

6:10 p.m. Train leaves Toronto for Montreal

11:25 p.m. Arrival in Montreal.

Opera Tickets will be provided by La Scena Musicale on April 20th.

Theatre: Hummingbird Centre


April 20, 8 p.m.
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (sung in Russian with English surtitles)

Richard Bradshaw _conductor
Francesca Zambello_original production staging
Denni Sayers_director
Hildegard Bechtler_set designer
Nicky Gilibrand_costume designer
Sandra Horst_chorus master

Gidon Saks_Boris Godunov
Vadim Zapletchny_Prince Vassily Ivanovich Shuisky
Jay Hunter Morris_Grigory (Dmitry, the Pretender)
Gustav Belác?ek_Pimen
Benoit Boutet_A Simpleton
Shannon Mercer_Xenia
Sonya Gosse_Xenia's Nurse
Robert Pomakov_Varlaam
David Pomeroy_Missail
Colleen Skull_Hostess of the Inn
Olivier Laquerre_Andrei Shchelkalov
Thomas Goerz_Nikitich, Chernikovsky, The Police Officer
Cornelis Opthof_Mityukha, Lavitsky

April 21, 2 p.m.
Handel's Julius Cesare (sung in Italian with English surtitles)

Kenneth Montgomery _conductor
Tom Diamond_director
Constance Hoffman_costume designer
Kevin Adams_lighting designer    

Ewa Podles´_Giulio Cesare
Isabel Bayrakdarian_Cleopatra
Brian Asawa_Sesto
Daniel Taylor_Tolomeo
Marie-Nicole Lemieux_Cornelia
Oliver Laquerre_Nireno



(c) La Scena Musicale 2000