Monthly Archives: April 2018

Hockey Noir: A bilingual Chamber Opera in 3 Periods

May 10–11, 2018, 8 pm Jane Mallet Theatre St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts 27 Front Street East, Toronto, ON, CA,M5E 1B4 MAP BUY TICKETS Continuum is thrilled to present our first full-scale multimedia opera in this special collaboration. Set in the 1950s, … Continue reading

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The Nightingale is back

There’s another signature production for the Canadian Opera Company.  At one time it was Robert Lepage’s double bill of Bluebeard’s Castle & Erwartung but I think a more recent Lepage opus has at least joined it, if not taken its … Continue reading

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Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance at the RBA

It’s interesting that on consecutive days, the Canadian Opera Company gave their noon-hour concert in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre over to a performance resembling an act of remembrance. Yesterday was Jeremy Dutcher’s concert, in which he seemed to address the … Continue reading

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I Remember: UTS

I’m going through a series of retrospective experiences. Yesterday was Jeremy Dutcher’s concert exploring and re-visiting music from his culture.  Today I heard a Holocaust memorial performance (review still to come). And the whole time as a kind of background … Continue reading

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Jeremy Dutcher at the RBA

I’ve heard Jeremy Dutcher before in collaboration with other artists: As part of the first Electric Messiah in 2015 As part of Toronto Consort’s Kanatha/Canada: First Encounters, a little over a year ago This time we heard him alone. Having … Continue reading

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Mixie and the Halfbreeds

My visit to the eye doctor today reminds me that when all’s said and done I must look at the world through my own lens. I was at the theatre tonight to see Mixie and the Halfbreeds by Julie Tamiko … Continue reading

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Tafelmusik Bach Mass in B Minor

Tonight I heard the first of five performances to be given of JS Bach’s Mass in B Minor by Tafelmusik (four at Jeanne Lamon Hall in Trinity St Paul’s Centre, April 5-8 inclusive, and one more at the George Weston … Continue reading

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