TORONTO, Ont. – Luminato, Toronto’s festival of arts, culture and creativity, is now underway in the city.
The 10-day festival, which celebrates literary achievement, visual arts, music and theatre, ends on June 17.
You can find a complete list of events around the city here.
Luminato generally features a diverse mix of art showcases, musical performances and cultural events, hosted at various venues around the city.
This year one of the prime features of Luminato will be a five-hour, multidimensional opera with music by Phillip Class, entitled “Einstein on the Beach.” The highly anticipated opera hasn’t been performed in North America for approximately two decades.
The festival will also have a strong literary and theatrical focus on the War of 1812, which saw the United States battle British Empire forces in the States as well as what is now Canada.
At the media preview in March, new artistic director for Luminato, Jorn Weisbrodt, told 680News this year the festival will have a long line of musical guests.
The lineup includes: K’Naan, Philip Glass, Robert Lepage, Alice Munro, Batsheva Dance Company, Rufus Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Stewart Goodyear, Jorinde Voight, Thomas + Guinevere, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Dan Bergeron, Blue Republic , 1000 Tastes of Toronto, Richard Ford, Chris Cleave and Vincent Lam, Irvine Welsh, Peter Carey, Lewis Lapham, Nicole Krauss, The New Yorker, Magicana, Ernest Ranglin, Michael Rose, Deltron 3030, Loreena McKennitt, Kathleen Edwards, Kevin Fox, Dan Mangan, Robert Wison, Diane D’Aquila and Banachek.
Weisbrodt added that the event is not just for art lovers, but also for artist to come together to exchange ideas.
Canadian band “Lemonbucket” played at the March preview.