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Canadian Opera Company - Cosi Fan Tutte

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   Canadian Opera Company: Cosi Fan Tutte   (L - R)  Sir Thomas Allen, COC Ensemble graduates Bass-Baritone Robert Gleadow, Sopranos Wallis Guinta and Layla Claire, plus American Tenor Paul Appleby in the COC's brand new production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte as directed by Atom Egoyan. World-renowned Canadian soprano Tracy Dahl makes a highly anticipated return to the COC stage after a 19-year absence, in the role of the conniving Despina. Sir Thomas Allen, one of the finest lyric baritones on the world stage, makes his COC debut as the wily Don Alfonso. Cast as the sisters are two Canadians: soprano Layla Claire (COC debut) as Fiordiligi and Ensemble Studio graduate mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta as Dorabella Jan. 18, 24, 29, and  Feb. 1 (4:30 p.m.), 6, 9 (2 p.m.), 15, 18, 21, 2014    Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.   |   Tickets: $22 - $332    Phone:  416 363-8231   To order online please click here

LOOKING  AHEAD:      Toronto International Boat Show   Showcasing more than 1,000 paddle boats, runabouts, fishing boats, performance boats, sport boats, sailboats and luxury yachts, plus engine manufacturer displays and acres of marine gifts and accessories.  At 28,000 square feet, the indoor lake is the World's largest indoor lake for boaters complete with floating docks, and in-water boat displays. The Lake will host a variety of on-the-water activities showcasing Amsterdam Winch Jam,  fishing, personal watercraft, kayaking,canoeing, boat handling demonstrations and more. Activites on the Lake will entertain, educate and invite you to get active and get boating! Family attractions include antique boats, a live trout pond, Kids Zone, Cottage Country and much more.  For Further Information, please click here     Jan. 11 - Jan. 19   Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place   |   Admission: Adults $15 / Seniors $12 / Youth $7.00 / Children 12 and under free

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Tartragon theatre - The Ugly One

Jesse Aaron Dwyre and Naomi Wright in Tarragon Theatre's  The Ugly One ,   a razor sharp satire that catapults the audience into a narcissistic world obsessed with beauty, image and plastic surgery.  Lette is a successful engineer who is also unspeakably ugly. His boss and wife confirm it: his face is "unacceptable." When a plastic surgeon restructures his face, Lette emerges from the operation an Adonis. His life changes overnight: his wife finds him irresistible, women lust after him and men want to be him.  But this dream life soon becomes a nightmare as Lette's surgeon begins to offer his face to anyone who will pay.     Jan. 8 - Feb. 16  Tarragon Theatre's Extraspace, 30 Bridgman Ave.   |   Tickets: $21 - $53    Phone: 416 531-1827 or order online by clicking here   PHOTO:  Bronwen Sharp

National Ballet of Canada - Thye Nutcracker

The Natiuonal Ballet of Canada:  The Nutcracker    The National Ballet's sumptuous, comical, touching and spellbinding version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's Christmas tale was created in 1995 and has been enthralling audiences especially children ever since.   Re-setting the story to Imperial Russia, with its simple folk customs and its overwhelming opulence, choreographer James Kudelka allows full rein to both his instincts for everyday beauty and dazzling spectacle, for natural wonder and dreamlike astonishment, all conveyed in an array of breathtaking choreography.    On Now until Jan. 4     Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.   |   Tickets: $25 - $184    Phone:  416 345 9595   To order online please click here    PHOTO:  Douglas Brown

  Canadian Stage -    Needles And Opium   Canadian visionary Robert Lepage revisits his breakout show, Needles and Opium, creating a new production that will receive its English-language premiere.    This fascinating, introspective show, which received rave reviews after its sold-out French-language debut in Quebec earlier this fall, uses technical wizardry to share a true emotional journey.      Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre, 27 Front St. E.    |   Tickets:  $22 - $69   Phone: 416 368-3110 or order online by clicking

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