Monthly Archives: October 2012

5 for Halloween

It’s October 31st, a date that, depending on your context, could mean an occasion to dress up an occasion to pig out an occasion to be outrageous Some people do that every day of the year, and I won’t deny … Continue reading

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WTF: What’s the Fach? Okay, okay, I admit I’m having fun with headlines.  I’m still convalescing, while the continent convulses (or as my friend Trevor said “earthquakes to the west of me, hurricanes to the east, here I am, stuck … Continue reading

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R Murray Schafer: My Life on Earth and Elsewhere

a handicap, if not too severe, gives one an advantage in life because it forces the handicapped to work harder. I understand autobiography as a medium associated with fame.  Books about stars sell well, whether they’re readable or not. I … Continue reading

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U-Carmen eKhayelitsha

Last weekend I was fortunate to see U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, a 2005 adaptation of Bizet’s opera Carmen. The score is a mix of Bizet & South African music, which is only natural considering that the adaptation is set in a South … Continue reading

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First look at Freischütz

Tonight I attended the dress rehearsal of the Opera Atelier production of Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz at the Elgin Theatre, a moment I’d been eagerly anticipating for weeks. Coming into the evening I was certain we’d have at … Continue reading

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COC Press Release: 2011/2012 Season

“Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. COC 2011/2012 SEASON ACHIEVES 91% ATTENDANCE AND FOURTH HIGHEST SINGLE TICKET SALES in history Toronto – Today at the Canadian Opera Company’s Annual General Meeting, COC Board President Philip C. Deck … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Meghan Lindsay

Hailed by critics as a singer with “lovely stage presence,” a “silvery tone,” and “exquisite mezza voce,” Canadian soprano Meghan Lindsay is enjoying a vibrant career. She begins the 2012/13 season with the role of Agathe in Opera Atelier’s Der … Continue reading

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