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Today in Toronto: L’Emmerdeur and Renée Fleming

L’Emmerdeur French film director and playwright Francis Veber is probably best known here as the creator of Le dîner de cons and the 1989 buddy movie Three Fugitives (which for some reason brought together Nick Nolte and Martin Short). His most recent play—translated into English as The Pain in the Ass—hinges on a failed suicide attempt, a hit man with a mission and a connecting hotel room door. Surtitles at selected performances. Pre views from April 18. Find out more »

Renée Fleming What is there left to say about America’s opera sweetheart? She is beautiful, remains in impeccable voice and, as those of us who are devoted to her Met simulcast hosting duties know, could easily take over from Oprah. Until then, what counts is the singing, with which this concert is full to the brim. Find out more »