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A limited amount of Rush tickets will be available each night of the performance, at the door. $35 cash only. Rush Tickets may be standing-room only. Line up early for these (as early as an hour prior to showtime) in the Rush Line outside the doors at 227 Front St. E., the entrance closest to Berkeley St.

#AtGBound

This December 2017, Artistic Director Joel Ivany and Music Director Topher Mokrzewski collaborate with recent Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award winner, composer Kevin Lau, to bring Handel’s music—which evokes themes of abandonment, neglect and betrayal—into the present.  In the wake of the world’s refugee crisis, this production will explore the current state of those displaced, dehumanized and mistreated, with texts and stories drawn from real-life news articles and world events. #AtGBound is the first workshop in a three-year “concept to realization” production, which launches this year.

Click to read: Everything You Need to Know About the Performance

Doors open 1 hour before showtimeRush line for non-ticket holders begins as early as 1 hour outside the venue. The performance begins at 8pm on Thursday, December 14 and Friday, December 15 (on Saturday, December 16, the shows begin at 6pm and 9pm).

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations, except media seats. But, please email us at tickets@againstthegraintheatre.com or call us at 647-367-8943 if you have any special seating concerns or questions. Accessible seating is available, and the venue is wheel-chair friendly.

#AtGBound is sung in English, with a new English libretto by Joel Ivany. The performance is 1.5 hours with no intermission.

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Graphic Design: Eitan Zohar. Illustration: Dmitry Bondarenko.

Dates

Thursday, December 14  8pm
Friday, December 15  8pm
Saturday, December 16  6pm
Saturday, December 16 9pm (+ Closing Night Party)

Tickets

Buy tickets now

$35

A limited amount of Rush tickets will be available each night of the performance, at the door. $35 cash only. Rush Tickets may be standing-room only. Line up early for these (as early as an hour prior to showtime) in the Rush Line outside the doors at 227 Front St. E., the entrance closest to Berkeley St.

Location

COC’s Jackman Studio
227 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1E8
Entrance marked “Imperial Oil Theatre” near Berkeley St

Press

"I for one am very excited to see where this show might lead and what other “protests” it might inspire."

− Ludwig Van Toronto

"They're fighting for rights that have been taken away"

− Schmopera

"They're trying to make the politics behind BOUND fit the compelling humanity of opera."

− Toronto Star

Opera plucked from today’s public-safety issues | Toronto Star
“Each person has done something to threaten Peace, Order and Good Government. In a series of spoken dialogues and sung arias, we discover who they are and what the charges are.”

Opera in the Age of Trumpism — An interview with Lebanese-Canadian soprano Miriam Khalil | COC Notes, Issue 3
“I for one am very excited to see where this show might lead and what other “protests” it might inspire.”

Bound Unbounded | Opera Going Toronto
“The power of the piece resides in the moment.”

Why AtG’s New Mash-up Opera Will Surpass All Your Expectations | Ludwig Van Toronto
“Some might argue this show is like a peaceful protest that sheds light on opinions from various backgrounds to question stereotypes, and better appreciate the differences between these people.”

#AtGBound “A Shocking Immediate Connection” | Schmopera
“The music of Handel’s operas seems to strike a unique balance between storytelling at extremely high stakes…”

Creative Team

Joel Ivany

Joel Ivany

Stage Director & Librettist

Christopher Mokrzewski

Topher Mokrzewski

Music Director & Pianist

Kevin Lau

Musical Advisor

Jason Hand

Jason Hand

Lighting Designer

Kaitlyn Smith

Stage Manager

David Costello

David Costello

Production Manager

Cast

Martha Burns

Martha Burns

The State

Danika Lorèn

Soprano

Asitha Tennekoon

Tenor

David Trudgen

Counter-tenor

Justin Welsh

Baritone

Michael Uloth

Bass

Victoria Marshall

Mezzo-soprano

Miriam Khalil

Miriam Khalil

Soprano & AtG Founding Member