The TFCO kicks off with Tolkien

The TFCO kicks off with Tolkien

Jenna Simeonov

The inaugural Toronto Festival of Children’s Opera launches this Sunday, May 29th with the first of eight events, Swords and Songs.

David Day, author of A Tolkien Bestiary, will give a talk and discussion about the fantasy worlds of King Arthur and J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Also on the docket are sneak peeks of two operas for young people, coming up later in the TFCO line-up, The Sword in the Schoolyard and The Hobbit, both by Canadian composer Dean Burry (The Brothers Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians).

Swords and Songs happens at 4pm on Sunday, May 29, at Daniel Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. East. The event is free to the public! Click right here for full details.

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