Tag Archives: Rufus Wainwright

Singing the Earth: The Old & The New

Today is a day of contrasts.  The morning paper brought more revelations about Toronto’s Mayor, while this afternoon’s social media story was the passing of Nelson Mandela.  While Mandela seems to embody the possibilities for heroic activism nothing suggests that  … Continue reading

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Centre Stage: COC Ensemble Studio Competition Gala

Two years ago the Canadian Opera Company began experimenting with a public singing competition as the final part of the selection process for membership in the Ensemble Studio.  In 2011 & 2012 the contests were held in the Richard Bradshaw … Continue reading

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