The COC’s season ends with a production of Handel’s Semele directed and designed by famed visual artist Zhang Huan
A COC premiere, Semele is directed and designed by Zhang Huan, who incorporates a 450-year-old Ming Dynasty temple, transplanted from China, as the centrepiece of this production. The NY Times called this production “scenically stunning, theatrically absorbing, musically rewarding”. Melding Handel’s retelling of the ill-fated love affair between the god Jupiter and the mortal Semele with ancient Chinese legends, Huan blends a Baroque aesthetic with the splendour of China.
Starts: May 9, 2012 Ends: May 26, 2012
At: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West, Toronto
Times: Wed. May 9, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.; Fri. May 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. May 13, 2012 at 2 p.m.; Wed. May 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. May 19, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.; Tues. May 22, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.; Thurs. May 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. May 26, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $12 – $318 (specially priced $22 tickets are available for people under the age of 30)
Ticket purchase URL: http://www.coc.ca/PerformancesAndTickets/Tickets/IndividualTickets.aspx
TTC: Exit at Osgoode Station into The Four Seasons Centre
Intersection: Queen Street & University Avenue
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