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THE TORONTO STAR: Little Matchgirl lights up end of Soundstreams season

From the Article:

“The singers were excellent. Soundstreams had recruited four of Canada’s best: soprano Vania Chan, mezzo-soprano Andrea Ludwig, tenor Colin Ainsworth and bass-baritone Stephen Hegedus. Not only did they deftly navigate Lang’s treacherous vocal shoals, they also ably accompanied themselves on various percussion instruments. John Hess conducted from a discreet corner aisle.

Susie Burpee provided some basic movement around the performance floor, which had the audience arranged around it in a horseshoe pattern. The simple costumes (by Adjelija Djuric) and atmospheric lighting (Kim Purtell) were the ideal complement to the stark text.

The result was emotionally engaging, a stark reminder that our society continues to harbour far too many versions of the little match girl in the midst of our plenty.”

Read the full piece here.

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