Monday, March 4, 2024

COFFEE BREAK | Toronto’s Transit Complaints Turn into Artwork – Opera Revue Presents TTC: Toronto Transit Comedy

Opera Revue's Toronto Transit Comedy (Still from the video, courtesy of Opera Revue)
Opera Revue’s Toronto Transit Comedy (Nonetheless from the video, courtesy of Opera Revue)

There may be nothing that Torontonians love fairly a lot as complaining in regards to the TTC, or Toronto Transit Fee. The Opera Rebels, or Opera Revue, embody soprano Danie Friesen, baritone Alexander Hajek and pianist Claire Elise Harris, they usually positively have opinions on the topic they wish to share upfront of the approaching municipal election.

With greater than 100 candidates vying for Toronto’s high job, the 2023 mayoral election is already shaping as much as be one for the books. Of their palms, the TTC turns into the Toronto Transit Comedy, and a message delivered with operatic aptitude.

The Toronto Transit Comedy by Opera Revue is ready to the opening duet from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. New lyrics have been written by Alexander Hajek, and taped in a efficiency by Hajek, Danie Friesen and Claire Elise Harris on location. Friesen additionally acted as video editor, with Michael McKenzie as sound engineer.

Opera Revue is establishing a repute for bringing opera into what is likely to be referred to as non-traditional settings, together with opera + burlesque exhibits, and performances at breweries and distilleries within the space. Bringing opera to the individuals means making it related.

Opera Revue (Photo courtesy of the artists)
Opera Revue (Picture courtesy of the artists)

Actually, if there may be any municipal story worthy of an operatic therapy, it’s the ongoing saga of the TTC and its woes.

“Opera and social commentary have gone hand in hand for the reason that artwork types inception. Open insurrection in opposition to the ruling class or overseas invaders might get you killed when these items have been written (Viva Verdi), however not if you put a few of the most wonderful Western music ever written beneath some witty rhymes, now it’s only a “legendary cautionary story”,” notes Alexander Hajek in a press release.

Opera Revue has performances developing in Could and June. Extra information right here.


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