The Isabel Bader Centre
The Isabel Bader Centre
390 King St West

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Mar 07 2024


7:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Mata Hari Songbook

Discover the Enigma of Mata Hari in Song: The Mata Hari Songbook Live at Isabel Bader Centre

Step into the captivating world of Mata Hari with The Mata Hari Songbook, a unique musical experience brought to you by the talented trio of soprano Patricia O’Callaghan, composer John Burge, and narrator Craig Walker. Set to take place on March 7th at 7:30 pm at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, this event is a must-see for Kingston’s performing arts enthusiasts. Patricia O’Callaghan, who performed the 2017 premiere of “One Last Night with Mata Hari” and now a member of the DAN School Faculty at Queen’s University, will reprise her role, enchanting the audience with her mesmerizing voice. Accompanied by John Burge’s expressive piano compositions and Craig Walker’s insightful narration, this performance promises an unforgettable evening delving into the life and legend of the infamous Mata Hari.

Mata Hari, the notorious exotic dancer and courtesan, captivated Europe in the early 20th century, and her life’s dramatic arc, including her conviction and execution as a spy during World War I, continues to fascinate. The Mata Hari Songbook is best described as a cabaret-style show, where Mata Hari’s life unfolds through a blend of storytelling and song, set on the eve of her execution. This performance is not just a concert but a journey through history, emotion, and music. John Burge’s piano miniatures, originally composed for the show, add depth and atmosphere, creating an immersive experience for the audience. Secure your tickets for this one-of-a-kind performance that brings history, drama, and music together on the Isabel stage. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the allure and mystery of Mata Hari, brought to life through the power of song and story.

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