Monthly Archives: October 2016

TSO exhibit Elfman – Burton brilliance

While there are still two months left in 2016 I am pretty sure that I just saw the best concert of the year, and I didn’t see it coming.  At the intermission I was musing to myself that I had … Continue reading

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All But Gone

When you’re ushered into the chapel for a wedding, sometimes they ask you “bride or groom?” That’s to identify where you should sit. I was thinking of that quaint custom as I came into the Berkeley Street theatre tonight for … Continue reading

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That other Aeneas and Dido story

It was a funny coincidence. When I ran into David Fallis the other day –an encounter I mentioned in my recent review of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas—I showed him a DVD I was returning to the library, the Fura del … Continue reading

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Ariodante questions

My second time through the Canadian Opera Company’s Ariodante yesterday raised more questions in my mind. There are the vocal questions, ones that aren’t new.  I have long wondered about the way we perceive operatic performance, that a perfect performance … Continue reading

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Fourth Annual Elizabeth Krehm Memorial Concert

Monday November 14 at 7:30pm at Metropolitan United Church Tickets & information Elizabeth Krehm passed away on November 17, 2012 in the ICU at St Michael’s Hospital. Every year since her passing, her family has held a memorial concert as … Continue reading

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JAMES BOND: A Convenient Lie (Opera in Pasticcio)

MALFI PRODUCTIONS in collaboration with MANOSINISTRA LYRIC WORKSHOPS present:   Ian Fleming’s JAMES BOND: A Convenient Lie (Opera in Pasticcio) Libretto by Kyle McDonald   Saturday November 12, 2016 – 8pm BETTY OLIPHANT THEATRE (National Ballet School) 404 Jarvis St., Toronto, CANADA   … Continue reading

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Opera Atelier creates a new Dido and Aeneas

Opera Atelier and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas go back a long way. This was the opera with which they began, thirty years ago. But this is not the same opera. Tonight we saw a new creation unveiled, an expanded version … Continue reading

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