Monthly Archives: February 2013

Opera Atelier: 2013-2014 Season Announcement

 “Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. OPERA ATELIER 2013-2014 season features the return of two jewels in Opera Atelier’s crown – Plus an engagement at the Palace of Versailles,France – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2013 (Toronto, … Continue reading

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Clemenza: Apollo’s Turn

After a week of thinking about Tristan und Isolde –at the COC, in the Opera Exchange, at the piano and rattling around inside my head—I was ready for something different.  Tristan is many things.  It’s humongous, it’s conceptual & symbolic, … Continue reading

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Wagner and Adaptation: Linda’s Legacy

I use surnames in this blog.  Everyone calls him “Topher”, but when I wrote about him it was “Mokrzewski”.  Some aspects of the naming convention are absurdly obvious.  We call RW and RS “Wagner” and “Strauss not “Richard” and “Richard”, … Continue reading

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Actors! at Winchester Kitchen

The show is Actors! Canadian Actors Up Close and Personal, and before I go any further I need to say that it’s not a show in the usual sense.  I hate telling you too much because I’d be stealing some … Continue reading

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Esprit : Stars, Suns, Sacre

There were three items on the Esprit Orchestra program tonight in Koerner Hall, interconnected by the laws of physics. The center-piece was a performance of a reduced version of Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps on the occasion of its centennial.  … Continue reading

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