Sid Williams Theatre

Brett Polegato & Robert Kortgaard

Brett Polegato & Robert Kortgaard

Just One of Those Things – Brett Polegato and Robert Kortgaard

A transatlantic voyage with songs and stories from both sides…Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Sondheim meet Noël Coward and Ivor Novello.


Brett Polegato’s artistic sensibility has earned him the highest praise from audiences and critics: “his is a serious and seductive voice” says The Globe and Mail, and The New York Times has praised him for his “burnished, well-focused voice” which he uses with “considerable intelligence and nuance.” He appears regularly on the world’s most distinguished stages including those of Lincoln Center, La Scala, the Concertgebouw, the Opéra National de Paris, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, the Teatro Real, Roy Thomson Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall.


Robert Kortgaard has performed as a soloist with major Canadian orchestras and has given recitals throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in England, Finland, Portugal, Italy, Indonesia, the Czech Republic, and China. He is one of the country’s most respected concert pianists, having appeared with most of the country’s leading orchestras and recital societies. Mr. Kortgaard has become one of the most in-demand colleagues of Canada’s most esteemed vocalists, and is a frequent partner of sopranos Measha Brueggergosman and Wendy Nielsen, mezzo-soprano Jean Stilwell, and cabaret diva Patricia O’Callaghan.