Monday, February 9, 2009

Cornucopia of dance, theatre and opera

Toronto hosted a flurry of season announcements Monday, with the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Stage Company and Opera Atelier all unveiling their plans for 2009-2010.

National Ballet of Canada

The National Ballet's season bears the marks of recession-proofing, but the company has remained steadfast in its determination to offer new works as well as sturdy classics. The season includes two world premieres, a company premiere and a revamped favourite.

Rudolph Nureyev's The Sleeping Beauty makes its debut on a five-city, 13-performance tour of Western Canada in September before appearing at Ottawa's National Arts Centre in November and then opening in Toronto on Nov. 13.

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