Monthly Archives: December 2012

Beatrice Rana – Chopin and Scriabin

When you like a composition, chances are you’ll listen to a recording by a new unfamiliar artist whether or not you’ve heard any fanfare or PR.  And so, when I saw that Beatrice Rana’s debut recording with ATMA Classical was … Continue reading

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Cohorts

At one time in Ontario there used to be something called “Grade 13”, the last year of high-school before one went on to University.  My online reading tells me that, while there were a few other places where one had … Continue reading

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Nut Cracking

Life goes on.  The assertion is banal and boring in good times but a comfort the morning after a day of madness.  Parents and grand-parents suddenly recognize blessings they’d forgotten.  So what if our kids aren’t perfect (and who wants … Continue reading

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Press Release: Puppetmongers’ Cinderella in Muddy York

 “Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. PUPPETMONGERS proudly presents Cinderella in Muddy York December 28, 2012 -January 5, 2013 at Theatre Passe Muraille’s Mainspace Created and performed by Ann Powell and David Powell Directed by Sue Miner … Continue reading

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Press Release: COC’s 2013 Tristan und Isolde

“Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. For immediate release: December 12, 2012 LEGENDARY DIRECTOR PETER SELLARS AND RENOWNED VIDEO ARTIST BILL VIOLA MAKE COC DEBUTS WITH AWE-INSPIRING PRODUCTION OF WAGNER’S TRISTAN UND ISOLDE CELEBRATED CANADIAN TENOR BEN … Continue reading

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Good night, 4-D Regie

This is an extension of the conversation earlier this week.  Yes I get that the title is unintelligible, but even if I presented it fully –Good night, Four dimensional Regietheater—it’s pretty cryptic without some explanations. Let me simply start with … Continue reading

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La Scala Lohengrin 2012

Wagner’s Lohengrin opened the season at La Scala, Milan in a new production directed by Claus Guth.  That it was Wagner rather than Verdi in this season of centennials—both Guiseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner were born in 1813—is the least … Continue reading

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