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Against the Grain Theatre’s new “La Bohème” resets the tragic boy-meets-terminally-ill-girl in modern-day Toronto, complete with references to shopping on Bloor St and friends texting…
Director takes female empowerment seriously in Canadian Opera Company season opener.
Isaiah Bell’s Toronto show hits universal notes.
Soprano Angel Blue excels as Mimi in traditional production that’s still impressive. Well, except the wigs.
Against the Grain produces great staging of a strange opera.
Opera Atelier’s move does production no favours.
The Tapestry Opera-Theatre Passe Muraille co-production has spiky-yet-musical score with clever ensemble singing, and there’s no place else you can hear singers handle lyrics like “those…
Hadrian’s worst sin is in how seriously it takes itself and how slowly and ponderously everything moves, John Terauds writes.
Bass-baritone makes his case for kindness in the Russian aristocrat.
The Icelandic musician is coming to Toronto with a string quartet and percussionist for Luminato at the Elgin Theatre on June 24.
Move adding 700 seats nightly to company’s potential audience will come in spring of 2019.
Strong singing is the backbone of compelling Canadian Opera Company production, bringing the doomed story of Anne Boleyn to dramatic life.
It’s a must-see for anyone who appreciates good writing, brilliant orchestration and great stagecraft but fails to make a human connection, writes John Terauds.
The show was first presented at the Palace of Versailles outside Paris. Now it was Toronto’s turn to see a show worthy of any royal palace in the world.
Tapestry Opera's offering is too abstract to really engage us with the characters, writes John Terauds, but the fresh ideas and Persian-flavoured music are both to be applauded.
Efforts to modernize Mozart’s tale overwhelm and wreck it instead.
In recent months, we've confronted the self-entitlement of so many men. Yet we continue to hum “La donna e mobile."