FULLER AND SULLIVAN's
The music of Arthur Sullivan and the original 1880 script by Canadian William Henry Fuller is brought to life by TrypTych Concert and Opera this coming October.
TrypTych plans to present two fully staged performances of H.M.S. Parliament with 9-piece orchestra and chorus. This is an extremely rare opportunity to see this uniquely Canadian piece of music theatre. The fact that this original satire by Fuller bases its characters on real-life political figures in 1880, including Sir John A. MacDonald, Sir Alexander MacKenzie, and Samuel Leonard Tilley makes it of important historical significance. These are key players in the early days of Confederation and the history of Canada. It is a wonderful opportunity to bring these characters to life as to educate and inspire our audience on the early history of Canadian confederation and the important part that these gentlemen had in it.
While Canadian politics may have changed over the past 150 years, Fuller's sparkling wit spares the operetta from the worst excesses of Victorian sentiment and patriotism. The story line deals with the NP (National Policy) a protectionist "Canada First" policy that protected home grown industries (echoing the current "America First" sentiment south of the border.) In our current political climate these themes are surprisingly familiar. HMS Parliament satirizes the never ending political debates; free trade vs protectionist policies, conspiracies in government, financial mismanagement, dubious appointments in the senate, promises being kept and not being kept. If we ever needed to step back and take the long view of history, now is certainly the time. "Plus c'est change, plus c'est meme chose"
TORONTO TO KENORA
TrypTych enters its 19th season saying a sad goodbye to Toronto but a happy hello to
The Artistic Directors, Edward and Lenard are moving on up to The Lake of the Woods in the summer of 2018 and taking TrypTych with them. They will continue to produce a vibrant and interesting annual program but now on the shores of the beautiful Lake of the Woods.
We have been thrilled to be part of the GTA artistic community for all these years. and look forward to our closing season here in Toronto.
TrypTych has two major productions planned;
Hansel and Gretel.
There will also be some surprises to come! Still to be announced.
TrypTych still plans to have a presence in Toronto with plans to co-produce fully staged opera in the future. Stay tuned for an updates.
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8 PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017
*Special Encore Matinee
2 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017
Venue: P.C. Ho Theatre,
5183 Sheppard Ave. East, Scarborough
Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel
with Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestara
Lenard Whiting as The Witch!
Stage Director: Edward Franko
Music Director: Norman Reintamm
Based on the classic Grimm fairytale, this three-act opera premiered just before Christmas 1893 and has been a seasonal favourite ever since. Please come see our original take on this famous opera.
A BIG THANK YOU TO ETCC
Ensemble TrypTych Chamber Choir (ETCC)
was a large part of the TrypTych family for many years but with the impending move of TrypTych to Northwestern Ontario, the choir as it stands no longer exists.
We would like to thank all the many members of ETCC over the years, for the hard work, dedication and commitment to TrypTych . There have been so many wonderful musical memories over the years from the cabaret concerts to the oratorios to the operas to the Toronto International Chamber Music Festival and more.
We could not have done it without each and everyone of you!
There is a strong possibility of an new incarnation of ETCC in the North as we develop our long range plans for TrypTych.
Ensemble TrypTych Chamber Choir has been a longtime member of Choirs Ontario.