Operetta music is filled with strong emotions, much like the comment box at a hotel whose "continental breakfast" is just cereal. Feel the passion with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see Toronto Operetta Theatre's The Cousin from Nowhere
- When: Thursday, May 1, through Sunday, May 4
- Where: Jane Mallett Theatre
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $35 for rows K–R of the balcony (up to $72 value)
- $50 for rows A–JJ of the orchestra (up to 95 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The Cousin from Nowhere
Although early 20th-century composer Eduard Künneke's The Cousin from Nowhere has always been popular in his native Germany, the operetta has long been neglected in the West. Helping to remedy that, the Toronto Operetta Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of the work, weaving the love-crossed tale of Julia, a young heiress, with music that's part opera and part vaudeville jazz. Encouraged to wed a distant relative she has never met, Julia is stopped by the memory of her cousin Roderich with whom she has been obsessed ever since he left to seek his fortune in the Dutch East Indies. When a stranger arrives in town claiming to be her long lost love, Julia is as delighted as her matchmakers are dismayed until a second man appears, claiming to be the same Roderich. Song-filled misunderstandings abound until everything ends as all comedies must: with a wedding and the tragic undoing of every character once the audience turns its attention away.
Toronto Operetta Theatre
From the paradox-addled aristocrats of Gilbert and Sullivan's works to the optimistic naiveté in Bernstein's Candide, operetta delights audiences with lighthearted, song-filled romps. The Toronto Operetta Theatre has dedicated itself to these merry plays, digging into a tradition that includes American musicals, Spanish zarzuelas, and French opéra bouffe to find the finest exemplars of the form. In addition to popular classics such as My Fair Lady, the group also stages such innovative works as Earnest, the Importance of Being, an original piece based on Wilde's play and the troupe's syntactical flexibility.