John Gilks, operaramblings.
After the interval it was Carl Orff’s well known reworking of a bunch of medieval scribblings; the Carmina Burana. Variously sexually explicit, scatological and just plain daft it is, above all tremendous fun. It got a fine performance from the orchestra, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Toronto Children’s Chorus and a trio of soloists. I was struck by the very precise diction of the gentleman of the choir matched by a very fine, precise performance of the baritone solo part by Philip Addis.
Read the full review on the operaramblings blog.