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Saturday, October 12, 2019

This ‘Bohème’ takes on the lives of today’s 20-somethings by John Terauds - Special To The Star

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…

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Is ‘Turandot’ a tale of passion or abuse? How this opera got tweaked for the #MeToo moment by John Terauds - Special To The Star

Director takes female empowerment seriously in Canadian Opera Company season opener.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Book of My Shames is a one-man show to make us proud by John Terauds - Special To The Star

Isaiah Bell’s Toronto show hits universal notes.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

La Bohème is safe but sung with spirit at Canadian Opera Company by John Terauds - Special To The Star

Soprano Angel Blue excels as Mimi in traditional production that’s still impressive. Well, except the wigs.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Kopernikus is more requiem for science than an opera by John Terauds - Special To The Star

Against the Grain produces great staging of a strange opera.

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Friday, April 5, 2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

New opera Hook Up deftly handles the issue of campus rape by John Terauds - Special To The Star

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…

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Hadrian a visual feast but operatic letdown by John Terauds - Special To The Star

Hadrian’s worst sin is in how seriously it takes itself and how slowly and ponderously everything moves, John Terauds writes.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Gordon Bintner aims for decency in title role in Canadian Opera Company’s Eugene Onegin by John Terauds - Special To The Star

Bass-baritone makes his case for kindness in the Russian aristocrat.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Olafur Arnalds’ compelling musical islands by John Terauds - Special To The Star

The Icelandic musician is coming to Toronto with a string quartet and percussionist for Luminato at the Elgin Theatre on June 24.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Opera Atelier moving from Elgin Theatre to bigger Ed Mirvish by John Terauds - Special To The Star

Move adding 700 seats nightly to company’s potential audience will come in spring of 2019.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Star Sondra Radvanovsky’s vocals lead Canadian Opera Company to triumph with Anna Bolena by John Terauds - Special To The Star

Strong singing is the backbone of compelling Canadian Opera Company production, bringing the doomed story of Anne Boleyn to dramatic life.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

The Overcoat is slick, visually rich and an arresting night at the opera by John Terauds - Special To The Star

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.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Opera Atelier’s Harmonia Sacra seamlessly blends voice and dance in its single Toronto performance by John Terauds - Special To The Star

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.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

New opera Forbidden creative but not quite cohesive by John Terauds - Special To The Star

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.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Canadian Opera Company’s updated Abduction From the Seraglio a mess in all but the music by John Terauds - Special To The Star

Efforts to modernize Mozart’s tale overwhelm and wreck it instead.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

COC’s Rigoletto plays into debate on male entitlement by John Terauds - Special To The Star

In recent months, we've confronted the self-entitlement of so many men. Yet we continue to hum “La donna e mobile."

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