Panda Eye Passion

March 14, 2007 08:00 ET

Panda Eye Passion: Acclaimed Tenor and Canadian Children's Opera Chorus Pay Tribute to Mothers in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 14, 2007) - Panda Eye Passion presents Mother's Day Italian Classics Concert: 1 Tenor, 10 High Cs, 100 Angels, Countless Love on Sunday, May 6, 2007, at 4pm at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Bel-canto tenor, Mario Zhang, and the Canadian Children's Opera Chorus will be joined by Orchestra Toronto, the Italian Ensemble of Ardel Entertainment, Brampton Lyric Opera's guest singers, Jennifer Fina and Natalie Rogerson, and renowned Canadian conductors Errol Gay and Ann Cooper Gay.

The concert, mainly featuring Italian Classics, will open with a traditional Oriental dance rearranged for Western orchestra and traditional Hungarian folk music opening the second half.

"Mario seen by many as one of today's great tenor hopes!" - BBC Music Magazine

Originally trained as a classical Chinese opera singer, Mario Zhang has performed as the lead tenor in over 30 operas around the world. He has graced the stages of Sempreoper Dresden, Royal Opera Copenhagen and Bayerische Staatsoper Munich.

Tickets are $35 to $90, with a $35 post-concert wine reception. To order call (416) 872-1111, visit, or drop by the Box Office of the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street. Group discounts are available.

Additional details about the concert are available at, or by calling 416-856-7270.

Based in Toronto, Panda Eye Passion is the brainchild of resident conductor of the Brampton Lyric Opera, Shek Ko. Profoundly committed to the preservation of Classical music and arts in modern times, Panda Eye Passion designs and presents projects catering to a contemporary audience focusing on virtuoso inspiration, youth involvement, and cultural exchange tours, all with a multicultural twist.

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    Shek Ko, President
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