Monthly Archives: November 2012

The prettiest love duet

During the COC Ensemble Studio competition, I discovered that someone else –John Gilks of operaramblings and I share similar views about a particular piece of music. Saturday the Met High Definition broadcast will be Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, and … Continue reading

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COC Ensemble Studio Competition

As I drove downtown this morning, one track seemed very apt for an evening featuring the Canadian Opera Company’s second annual studio competition. Michael Slattery’s CD of Dowland songs –reimagined to explore his alleged Irish connection—concludes with a melancholy song … Continue reading

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Keszei’s religious art

I know Attila Keszei as an artist working in several media, on a few recurring subjects. Sustainability has been a key preoccupation for him, both in his professional life at the University of Toronto, and in his art.  Images exploring … Continue reading

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Canadian Stage 2013-2014 season

“Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Canadian Stage announces  groundbreaking 2013.2014 season Featuring work by Robert Lepage, new productions of a 5-star hit from London and award-winning plays from Broadway, and productions helmed by four … Continue reading

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Tapestry 2012/13 announcement

“Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. TAPESTRY ANNOUNCES UPCOMING 2012/13 SHOWS INCLUDING TORONTO PREMIERE DATES FOR SHELTER TORONTO, ON…Tapestry announced details for its upcoming 2012/13 season shows including the much-anticipated Toronto premiere of Shelter, a new opera … Continue reading

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Incidental words

A “CD launch” or a “book launch” is a fascinating phenomenon.  I say that even though, cough cough, I’ve never really been very fascinated by them. Books and CDs are art objects we usually experience in private rather than as … Continue reading

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Celebrate

Do you need a reason? If so –that you can’t simply CELEBRATE, but do need a rationale– I can toss a few your way: If you’re a Torontonian you may be rejoicing in the victory of the Toronto Argonauts in … Continue reading

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