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Review: Canadian Opera Company’s “Carmen” Delivers Enthralling Performances With Style

By: Curtis Sindrey – Canadian Opera Company’s new production of “Carmen” is everything you want in a story. Love, Drama, Heartbreak, and Bull-Fighting. Led by American mezzo soprano heavyweight J’Nai Bridges in the titular role, “Carmen” tells the story of the title character, who is her own person but lives in a world dominated by the men … Continue reading

Review: Canadian Opera Company’s “The Magic Flute” is a Magically Delightful Fairytale

By: Curtis Sindrey – It’s the classic love story. Boy sees a photo of a girl. Falls in love instantly. And immediately goes on a Lord of the Rings-worthy journey to rescue his true love. Canadian Opera Company’s new production of the Mozart classic “The Magic Flute” is a very charming fairy tale that shows that true … Continue reading

Review: Canadian Opera Company’s “La Traviata” Crafts Important Story With Dazzling New Production

By: Curtis Sindrey – Canadian Opera Company’s new production “La Traviata” is a captivating, yet heartbreaking story about doomed true love and the ugliness of society. The story follows Violetta Valéry, a Parisian courtesan and charismatic party host, as she enjoys a bougie lifestyle throwing countless extravagant parties in the fanciest of rooms (think elaborate chandeliers, fine wallpaper, and … Continue reading

Tapestry Opera Announces “Women in Musical Leadership”, an innovative national conducting fellowship for female-identifying musicians

By: Staff – In the face of one of the worst professional gender imbalances in the country, Canada’s leading producer of contemporary opera Tapestry Opera is launching an innovative multi-year opportunity titled Women in Musical Leadership, a full-time professional fellowship to advance six talented female-identifying and non-binary music directors and conductors and richly expand the … Continue reading

Mixed Reality meets Opera in TAP: EX Augmented Opera

By: Staff – Tapestry Opera’s experimental series TAP:EX radically pushes the boundaries and intersections of opera combining genres such as punk rock, film, Persian classical music, physical theatre, turntablism and hip hop. The fifth installment of the series, TAP:EX Augmented Opera, in association with Vancouver’s re:Naissance Opera, takes over Sidewalk Labs’ experimental workspace – a … Continue reading

Recap: Operanation Dazzles Guests For a Good Cause

By: Curtis Sindrey – The Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) annual Operanation fundraiser event took place at the Four Seasons Centre last week (May 16) for one of Toronto’s most highly anticipated social events. With 100 per cent of the evening’s proceeds going towards the COC’s Ensemble Studio, the nation’s premier training program for young Canadian opera artists, guests … Continue reading

Review: Canadian Opera Company’s “Otello” Packs Emotional Punch

By: Curtis Sindrey – You know that feeling at work when your boss passes you over for a promotion and you vow unrelenting revenge? The Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Otello is that dialled up to 11. Featuring an all-star cast of seasoned performers including tenor Russell Thomas, who enjoyed success with past COC productions including Norma, … Continue reading

Review: Canadian Opera Company’s ‘Elektra’ is a Masterclass of Dramatic Storytelling

By: Curtis Sindrey – The Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) new production of Elektra is a spellbinding tale of revenge that keeps you at the edge of your seat until the final note. Anchored by masterful performances by Christine Goerke (Elektra), Susan Bullock (Klytaimnestra), Erin Wall (Chrysothemis), Wilhelm Schwinghammer(Orest), and Michael Schade(Aegisth), Ekektra follows Klytämnestra, Queen of Thebes, who murdered … Continue reading

“The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring” Makes Triumphant Toronto Debut

By: Curtis Sindrey – Two decades following the debut of the award-winning theatre adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s “The Overcoat”, Tapestry Opera, Canadian Stage and Vancouver Opera have created a delightful reimagining of the classic tale with “The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring” last night at the Bluma Appel Theatre in Toronto. In a tour-de-force performance by baritone Geoffrey Sirett (Arabella, H.M.S. … Continue reading

Casting Announced for Operatic Adaptation of “The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring”

By: Staff – Twenty years following the debut of the award-winning theatre adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s The Overcoat, Tapestry Opera, Canadian Stage and Vancouver Opera announce that baritone Geoffrey Sirett will don the famous coat in the upcoming operatic reimagining of the classic tale, “The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring.” The world premiere of this musical production … Continue reading

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