Monthly Archives: February 2014

Ronnie Burkett—The Daisy Theatre

If “OuZooooonian” is Ronnie Burkett’s scary word for the dark place of judgment beyond the proscenium in Toronto there’s probably a comparable word in every other city. I am not sure which sort of virtuosity is most impressive. The brilliant … Continue reading

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L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres win Glenn Gould Protégé Prize

“Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment.  Robert Lepage names  L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres (LODHO) winner of City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize  Toronto, ON (February 19, 2014) – Robert Lepage, Laureate of the Tenth Glenn Gould Prize, has … Continue reading

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Accomplished Don

I think I recall seeing the trailer for Don Jon last summer.  It came & went, and now I’ve caught up with the Don on the small screen via pay per view. I recall having an argument with a director … Continue reading

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Oshawa Opera Carmen

I had a look at Oshawa Opera today and liked what I saw and heard, as did the large and eager audience jammed into Kingsview United Church.  The space is an inviting one with a surprisingly good acoustic that surrounds … Continue reading

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Thomas Allen—Songs of the Sea

Although today’s free noon-hour concert by Thomas Allen at the Richard Bradshaw Auditorium was titled “Songs of the Sea” the waters could have been the fountain of youth.  Allen is the biggest name singer currently appearing in the Canadian Opera … Continue reading

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Martin’s music

I’ve crossed over to the other side.  I’m sitting onstage rather than in the audience for a student production at Ryerson, playing an electronic keyboard alongside capable student singers & musicians.  As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Opera in Concert Hippolyte et Aricie

Today I took the road less traveled. At the same time as the Canadian Opera Company opened their new production of Un ballo in maschera, in the afternoon before the Superbowl, Opera in Concert took us in a less popular … Continue reading

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