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Toronto Operetta Theatre

Toronto Operetta Theatre

Broadway has it but likes to call them Musicals. London’s West End pretends it is all new. We know better. Some do ask, what is this art form we call operetta. Simple! A light, humorous, theatrical presentation typically including a wealth of melodic invention with spoken dialogue, dance and extraordinary singing, that’s operetta. Originating in France and spreading like fire within a few years throughout Europe before it charmed the whole world.

​Hear masterpieces such as THE MERRY WIDOW and MY FAIR LADY…be seduced by exquisite COUNTESS MARITZA…smile at the satirical edge of CANDIDE…let KISMET beguile you or go topsy turvey in THE MIKADO. Wave the flag for our Canadian musical hero LEO,THE ROYAL CADET and cheer for EARNEST, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING, TOT’s own 21st Century Canadian operetta. All of this is Operetta accompanied by a twinkling eye and a tapping toe.

A bit about TOT…

Toronto Operetta Theatre is Canada’s only professional operetta company. TOT was launched with performances of Lehar’s THE COUNT OF LUXEMBOURG in 1985 and was incorporated as a not-for-profit performing arts organization in 1989. Over 58 operetta productions have followed, including performances of seldom seen works such as CZARDAS PRINCESS, WIENER BLUT, LA VIE PARISIENNE, THE BEGGAR STUDENT, and LAND OF SMILES.

A Sunday Matinee concert series was introduced in 1989 to explore the works of composers such as Ivor Novello, Kurt Weill, Franz von Suppé, Victor Herbert, Reynaldo Hahn, Edward German and

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