Category Archives: Opera

Immolation Nation

The morning after the end of the world feels pretty good, especially if you’re one of the little people and not one of the old gods swept aside. I am not Barack or Hillary, just one of the little people who … Continue reading

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An Evening with the Ensemble Studio

Institutions are like buildings. They have structures.  They’re solid, which means they resist change, and offer shelter to those who rely upon them. A change in an institution may be bewildering and hard to understand, but is ultimately inevitable, even … Continue reading

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Kindred Spirits in Markham

At the risk of saying something really obvious: there’s a great deal of music going on in Toronto, and all around the city too.  I ventured just north of the city to one of several community venues, the charming 527 … Continue reading

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Remembering Nicolai Gedda

The passing of tenor Nicolai Gedda will elicit testimonials and remembrances of the artist, of the person, of performances & great moments. I’m just sharing this because I think it’s important to do so, arguably all that we have.  Drama … Continue reading

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Götterdämmerung

When I did my year-end review of the highlights of 2016, I cited the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Wagner’s Siegfried in January. Here we are beginning 2017 and once again I’ve experienced something that will be hard to beat. … Continue reading

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Questions for Eric Weimer: coaching Götterdämmerung for COC

A veteran of over 30 years at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Eric Weimer has coached over 100 Lyric productions, as well as an additional 100 productions in other international houses, including the Metropolitan Opera and the Bayreuth Festival. Renowned particularly … Continue reading

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Opera Atelier’s 2017-2018 Season

Announcing Opera Atelier’s 2017-2018 Season: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaroand Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 25, 2017): Toronto, ON – Opera Atelier’s founding co-artistic directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg today announced the company’s 2017-2018 season, … Continue reading

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