Monthly Archives: October 2011

Don Giovanni 2.0

Tonight I attended the opening night of Opera Atelier’s new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.  This is their second production of the opera in roughly a decade, one I am inclined to call Don Giovanni 2.0 because this feels like … Continue reading

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HIP Don Giovanni

Facing the prospect of being saturated Saturday in the Dons Giovanni (what with a Met matinée and an opening night for Opera Atelier, offering the same opera twice in one day) I am surprising myself.  Even though I saw the … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Gerard Gauci

Gerard Gauci is the set designer for Opera Atelier’s new production of Don Giovanni that opens October 29th in Toronto.  I ask him ten questions: five about himself and five about his work. 1) Which of your parents do you … Continue reading

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Another Don Giovanni

Opera Atelier are about to open a new production of Don Giovanni. And why not?  When last seen in these parts, The Don was ambushed by a feminist reading from the Canadian Opera Company almost exactly three years ago, a … Continue reading

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The Tree of Life

At one point during class this week,we started to discuss The Tree of Life.  I asked if anyone else had seen it.  Yes, one person said, and they were not impressed. I recall last week reading a comment online from … Continue reading

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Rigoletto, second cast

I had another look/listen to the Canadian Opera Company’s Rigoletto Oct 17th in a performance that was substantially different from the cast that opened earlier this autumn: a different tenor a different soprano a different baritone a different conductor Christopher … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Robert Pomakov

Robert Pomakov is singing the role of Monterone in the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto.  I ask him ten questions: five about himself and five about the role. 1) Which of your parents do you resemble … Continue reading

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