Performed in Hebrew with English titling, the dramatic story explores the multi-generational power of memory in a highly theatrical and musically inspiring production. The production includes Israeli soprano Einat Aronstein who originated the lead role in Israel, with a cast of Canadian performers including Melanie Gall, Andrew Tees and Adriana Albu. The opera by Ella Milch-Sheriff and Nava Semel, is based on the bestselling novel by Nava Semel. The opera has been performed in Israel, Poland, Romania and South Africa.
Opera York, lead by Artistic Director Geoffrey Butler, and featuring the Opera York Orchestra and Chorus is in its 13th season. And The Rat Laughed is being performed in the company’s new home the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. The company runs a subscription series of two operas a season, serving York’s diverse population. For more information about Opera York, go to www.operayork.com.
Holocaust Education Week, put on by UJA’s Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre is the largest Holocaust education event in the world. Running November 1-11th, it features with over 160 educational and cultural programs in dynamic, thought provoking and poignant week devoted to Holocaust remembrance and education. For more information about Holocaust Education Week, go to www.holocausteducationweek.com.
And The Rat Laughed
Nov. 5, 7 at 8:00 pm, Nov. 8 at 2:00 pm
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (10268 Yonge Street),
Tickets $35-45. Student ticket price: $10
Box Office: (905) 787 8811 or go to www.richmondhill.ticketwindow.ca