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Don Garrard: Anecdotage

Friday, July 31st 2009 at 5:30 PM

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31 July 2009 @ 5.30 for 6pm

Don Garrard: Anecdotage
An evening of anecdotes from the world of opera (with a bit of music too) in the company of Dan Garrard, to celebrate his book Anecdotage.
Don Garrard has had a wonderfully distinguished international career as a bass, with a staggering repertoire of over 100 operatic roles – from Boris to Bluebeard, from Sarastro to Wotan. He has appeared with such eminent conductors as Barenboim, Abbado, Solti, Haitink and Sargent; and sung lead bass at Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, Aldburgh, Ottawa, Paris and Santa Fe (to name but a few). He was already described, in 1969, as ‘Probably the greatest bass ever to come from [Canada]’.
Along the way, of course, he has picked up a great many observations and stories, which are gathered together for the first time here in his book Anecdotage, which is a collection of musical limericks to amuse and/or surprise; composed of fluffs, bluffs and gaffes in Opera and Concert.