Category Archives: Questions, Questions

Questions for George Frideric Handel

I feel blessed to have had a chance to interview a hero and one of the most popular of all composers. “Popularity”? Let’s set aside the 21st century understanding with the weekend “box-office champion”.  When a work of art survives … Continue reading

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Jennifer Nichols talks about Haus Musik Crossing / Traversée

I invited Jennifer Nichols to talk about Haus Musik. If I understand the concept Haus Musik aims to do what every classical music company seeks: re-packaging and re-inventing their content in new ways in the quest for that elusive younger … Continue reading

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Questions for Madeleine Jullian: directing GASH

Madeleine Jullian has worked as an actor, writer, and director in Berlin, London, and Toronto.  She produced and directed Nick Dipchand’s solo show The Nature of a Bullet as part of the Toronto Fringe in 2013 and produced a double … Continue reading

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Questions for Douglas Williams: Figaro

Bass-baritone Douglas Williams is now performing the title role in the Opera Atelier production The Marriage of Figaro that runs this week at the Elgin Theatre. His repertoire reaches over four centuries, being a sought-after interpreter of Monteverdi, Handel, Bach, … Continue reading

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The art and business of beauty with Cheryl Lone & Co.

“Lone & Co.” is actually Cheryl Lone and her team of associates, now one of the most popular places to go for a haircut, colouring, beard trim, or even a heart-to-heart conversation. While I may be due for another haircut … Continue reading

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Questions for Michael Rose: premiering A Northern Lights Dream with SOLT

Michael Rose is a familiar figure in the Toronto opera scene, a pianist, music-director & coach. On July 28th Summer Opera Lyric Theatre (SOLT) will be giving the world premiere of his first completed opera,  A Northern Lights Dream presented … Continue reading

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Questions for Natalya Gennadi – Oksana G.

Ukrainian Canadian soprano Natalya Gennadi was recently announced as a replacement in the title role of Tapestry Opera’s Oksana G, when the original singer had to cancel. Oksana G tells the story of a young Ukrainian woman lured into the … Continue reading

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