#AtGBound

“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.”  — Toronto Star

This November 2018, composer Kevin Lau digs deeper into Handel’s music—infusing new sounds and ideas into the backbone of Handel’s works.  In the wake of the world’s refugee crisis, this workshop continues to 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 in its second workshop of a three-year “concept to realization” production. This year’s concert performance will feature a quartet of singers, chamber orchestra, and digital sound design by Acote.

Tickets go on sale 10am on September 27, 2018.

Doors open a half hour before showtimeRush line for non-ticket holders begins as early as 1 hour outside the venue. The performance begins at 8pm on November 19, November 20 and November 21.

Seating/Standing is assigned by section. Your ticket purchase will ensure you a spot in your section, and you will choose your seat when you arrive. 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

Monday, November 19  8pm
Tuesday, November 20  8pm
Wednesday, November 21  8pm

Tickets

General Balcony

$ 35

General Seating

$ 45

VIP Priority Seating

$ 80

Buy tickets

Prices exclude TicketLeap fees ($1.70–$2.60).

A limited amount of Rush tickets will be available each night of the performance, at the door. Rush Ticket prices will vary depending on which section has remaining tickets. Line up early for these (as early as an hour prior to showtime) in the Rush Line outside the doors at 1087 Queen Street West.

Location

The Great Hall — Long Boat Hall
1087 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario  M6J 1H3

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

Kevin Lau

Composer

Joel Ivany

Joel Ivany

Librettist

Topher Mokrzewski

Topher Mokrzewski

Music Director

Jason Hand

Jason Hand

Lighting Designer

Kaitlyn Smith

Stage Manager

Acote

Acote

Sound Designer

Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh

Violin/Viola — Orchestra Leader

Leanne Kaufman

Leanne Kaufman

Box Office Manager

Cast

Miriam Khalil

Miriam Khalil

Soprano

David Trudgen

Countertenor

Justin Welsh

Baritone

Andrew Haji

Andrew Haji

Tenor

Martha Burns

Martha Burns

Voice of The State