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Renée Fleming

Weekend Roundup: April 20 to 22

Friday: Popular show Riverdance steps into Toronto for its final performances

Friday, April 20
Be wowed one last time by the phenomenal footwork of Riverdance. The internationally acclaimed Irish music and dance spectacular is at the Sony Centre through to Sunday as part of its last ever tour of North America.

Operatic soprano Renée Fleming brings her sensational voice to Roy Thomson Hall this evening. Accompanied by pianist Hartmut Holl, the “People’s Diva” is sure to dazzle with her dynamic stage presence and an intriguing program of songs by the likes of Schoenberg and Korngold.

The Theatre Centre continues to stage its adaptation of William Faulkner’s darkly comedic novel As I Lay Dying, which follows a family’s journey through the Mississippi countryside as part of a 40-mile funeral procession. (more…)

Hot Date: Renée Fleming Sings

photo by Andrew Eccles

APRIL 20 Known as the “people’s diva,” operatic soprano Renée Fleming brings her grandiose voice and consummate artistry to Toronto in a recital of classic arias as well as popular songs. Roy Thomson Hall, 8p.m., $40 to $150; call 416-872-4255 or visit here to purchase tickets.