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Encyclopedia > Four Seasons Centre
Construction and fundraising for the Four Seasons Centre in May 2006.

The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is a 2,000-seat theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which will have its grand opening Wednesday, June 14, 2006. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 889 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Four Seasons Centre Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 889 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Four Seasons Centre Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... It has been suggested that Drama (art form) be merged into this article or section. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1...


When completed the venue will be the new home of the Canadian Opera Company and The National Ballet of Canada, replacing the Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts. The Canadian Opera Company is the largest opera company in Canada and is located in Toronto, Ontario. ... The National Ballet of Canada is Canadas largest ballet troupe. ... The Hummingbird Centre The Hummingbird Centre is a major performing arts venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


The inaugural production in the new opera house will be Richard Wagner’s epic tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). Three complete Ring Cycles will be performed in September 2006. Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 – February 13, 1883) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or music dramas as he later came to call them). ... A tetralogy is a compound work that is made up of four (numerical prefix tetra-) distinct works. ... Valkyrie Warrior Maiden by artist Arthur Rackham (1912) Der Ring des Nibelungen commonly translated into English as The Ring of the Nibelung or The Nibelungs Ring, is a series of four epic operas based loosely on figures and elements of Germanic paganism, particularly from the Icelanders sagas and the... The Ring of the Nibelung or, in the original German, Der Ring des Nibelungen, is a series of four epic operas. ... Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A substantial donation from the Four Seasons hotel chain gave them naming rights to the complex. Four Seasons The Four Seasons Hotel TSX: FSH.SV NYSE: FS chain consists of many hotels and resorts aimed at the top of the hotel market, as well as the wealthy. ...


Location

The new theatre is at the southeast corner of University Avenue and Queen Street West, across from Osgoode Hall. The land on which it is being built was a gift from the Government of Ontario. It was a former location of the Ontario Supreme Court offices and is valued at $31 million. University Avenue is one of the main north/south roads in downtown Toronto. ... Queen Street West refers to both a major east-west downtown street and a series of neighbourhoods or commercial districts within the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Province of Ontario is governed by a unicameral legislature, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, which operates in the Westminster system of government. ... The Ontario Court of Appeal is headquartered in downtown Toronto, in historic Osgoode Hall. ...


The TTC's Osgoode subway station and numerous streetcar routes serve this location. This new arts venue is likely to provide a boost to restaurants and hotels along Queen Street West. The Toronto Transit Commission, or TTC, is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Osgoode is a subway station in Toronto, Canada. ... This article is about the subway system in Toronto. ... A CLRV streetcar, used on most of the TTCs streetcar routes, is seen here in downtown Toronto. ...


Design and construction

The Canadian Opera Company organized a competition to select an architect for the new theatre. Ten firms of architects submitted their proposals from which the winning firm was the Canadian Diamond and Schmitt Architects. Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... Diamond and Schmitt Architects Incorporated is located in Toronto, Ontario and was founded in 1975. ...


The auditorium is modeled after European opera houses with its tiered horseshoe-shaped auditorium. The architects attempted to create the best natural acoustics possible. This article is about the continent. ... An opera house is a building where operas are performed. ...


The costs of the project are estimated at $181 million.


External links

  • Canadian Opera Company official website
  • Four Seasons Centre official website
  • Review construction progress
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Performing arts: Bathurst Street Theatre | Canon Theatre | Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres | Four Seasons Centre | Hummingbird Centre | Massey Hall | Princess of Wales Theatre | Royal Alexandra Theatre | Roy Thomson Hall Bathurst Street Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto. ... The Canon Theatre is one of Torontos live entertainment venues. ... The entrance to the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres Interior of Winter Garden Theatre The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres are a pair of stacked theatres in Toronto, Canada. ... The Hummingbird Centre The Hummingbird Centre is a major performing arts venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Inside Massey Hall in 1945. ... The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000-seat theatre located at 300 King Street West in the heart of Torontos Entertainment District. ... The Royal Alexandra theatre The Royal Alexandra Theatre is a theatre in Toronto, Ontario Canada. ... Roy Thomson Hall Roy Thomson Hall is a concert hall in Toronto, Canada. ...


 
 

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