Tickets for La Señorita Mundo now available online

He is a modern-day Casanova, impossible to resist.
That is, until the mysterious Señorita Mundo crashes the party.
Who hides behind that dazzling mask?
Why does the stranger avoid our charming host?
And what happens when fantasies go astray?

Come to a sexy masquerade featuring comedy,
mystery and a touch of horror.
But beware: this party is for lovers.
Someone there is bound to seduce you.

La Señorita Mundo is the latest collaboration of Vancouver playwright and director Kico Gonzalez-Risso and Toronto musician Njo Kong Kie (music director, La La La Human Steps; composer of chamber operas knotty together and The Futures Market, both previously performed at Summerworks). This 50-minute chamber opera features two favourtie performers of Toronto new music scene: mezzo-soprano Vilma Indra Vitols and tenor Keith Klassen (Now Magazine top 10 theatre artist).

Performance schedule for La Señorita Mundo

100 – 1087 Queen St. W (at Dovercourt)

Aug 7 (Friday), 8:00 pm
Aug 9 (Sunday), 2:00 pm
Aug 10 (Monday), 6:00 pm
Aug 12 (Wednesday), 6:00 pm
Aug 15 (Saturday), 4:00 pm
Aug 16 (Sunday), 12:00 pm

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Lydia Charak is our photographer and mask maker

Lydia Charak’s passion for art began with her winning awards for her photography early in her career and has had her work internationally published by Time-Life. Beyond photography, Lydia’s interest and training in fine art has grown to include many facets of sculpture, ceramics, painting, printmaking, metal work, and mask making. Her artistic career boasts of successful gallery showings and sales both nationally and internationally. Inspired to work on diverse projects that involve the mixing of media drives her artful vision. Lydia’s work can be seen at and soon to be launched

Keith is Julius

Keith Klassen has emerged to become one of Canada's busiest tenors, averaging 12 productions a season. He has been engaged across Canada, as well as in Scotland, Germany, the United States, Ireland and the Czech Republic. Here at home, Keith has been named a NOW Magazine Top 10 Artist. Apart from traditional repertoire, Keith is also very active in new music creations, performing regularly with Tapestry New Opera Works. He's having fun getting acquainted with the character that is Julius. For more about Keith, visit his site, or look for his page on Facebook.

Vilma is La Señorita Mundo

Hailed as a singer with a "gorgeous voice that is both rich and agile", Vilma Indra Vitols has performed with opera companies across Canada and in Europe, including numerous roles with local Opera Atelier. She also sang the role of Maria Picariello in John Estacio's and John Murrell's acclaimed opera Filumena at the Banff Centre. Vilma was a first prize recipient of the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition for Voice. Along with classical repertoire Vilma is active in new music and cabaret, and is looking forward to playing La Señorita Mundo. To learn more about Vilma, check out her website,

Day Off"s Picnic in the Cemetery CD available for sale online

Our instrumentation is classical - a trio of piano, violin and cello. We perform only original music - a music creation guided by the classical traditions and the sensibility of the contemporary pop culture - incorporating principles of minimalism, rhythms of world music and sensibility of popular music, from pop, to rock to electronica - old world in the new world. But don't settle for our definition. Have a listen yourself and if you're so inclined, support local artists by making a purchase.