It’s true, dear friends. Versailles Century, which is to say, I, David, am going to the opera. And not just one opera, but two.
I should point out that this is a major outing for me. It’s a 3-hour drive from my little town on the shore of Lake Huron, where I’ve been settled for the last 6 months since my return to Ontario after nearly 20 years’ residence in East and Southeast Asia, across the southern Ontario peninsula to Toronto. To add to the fun, there will be probably be snow flurries during the drive. No matter, though, because a full-scale blizzard wouldn’t stop me from getting to Toronto.
This weekend, you see, TWO baroque operas will be staged in Canada’s largest city. The Canadian Opera Company is presenting Handel’s Ariodante, and Opera Atelier is mounting a new production of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. We at Versailles Century are very excited about both because of course we prize the baroque opera above all others.