Monthly Archives: January 2013

COC 2013/2014 Season announcement

 “Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. For immediate release: January 23, 2013  COC’S 2013/2014 SEASON FEATURES THREE COMPANY PREMIERES, THREE NEW PRODUCTIONS AND MORE OPERA STARS THAN EVER BEFORE    Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company unveiled … Continue reading

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Night before…

The child who goes to bed on Christmas Eve awaiting a visit from Santa Claus may have given clues.  Sometimes Santa gets a letter.  Sometimes he gets a visit in the department store. I’m just like that kid, awaiting the … Continue reading

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Silver Linings Playbook

The National Hockey League resumed play this weekend after a lengthy lockout.  I’m situated in Toronto, a city where fans cheer loudly while having lost all hope.  The Maple Leafs are widely understood to be the most successful and lucrative … Continue reading

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Creative ecology

As I examined the choices for music in a play, I thought of a great scene in a film.  Now I am not talking about the music in that film, oh no.  I am talking about that classic scene in … Continue reading

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Peter Sellars in conversation with Richard Ouzounian

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 – Star Talks: Peter Sellars at the Appel Salon Location: Bram & Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8 Time: 7:00 -8:15 p.m. FREE tickets can be booked … Continue reading

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From Troyens to Tristan

December seemed to be a month obsessively occupied by Hector Berlioz, particularly Les Troyens in versions onstage at the Met, the High Definition transmission, DVDs, plus the score at home.  It’s January, and Berlioz is still echoing through the corridors … Continue reading

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AS: seeing red with Dr. Alan Ebringer

Discovery is a funny business.  Sometimes explorers set out for the new land, braving dangers & going where no one has gone before.  And sometimes the process is much more serendipitous than that. And it can be funny. I am … Continue reading

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