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12 May 2019

The COC’s Otello

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The Canadian Opera Company’s production of Otello is passionate, bleak, dramatic, and nearly everything one could want from an opera. Based on Shakespeare’s tempestuous tragedy, it is far from a …

03 May 2019

Timelessness and Hopefulness Appeal in Puccini’s La Bohème

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Several cast members made their mainstage Canadian Opera Company…

20 February 2019

The COC revisits & revises Così Fan Tutte

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Opera is sustainable when you can enjoy it without fully understanding it or taking it seriously. Few works rely on this more than Così fan tutte, which continues to entertain …

12 February 2019

COC’s Elektra Returns after Twelve Years

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Canadian Opera Company’s latest production of Elektra opened up recently to warm us right up, piercing through the snow. The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts was abuzz …

14 May 2018

The COC’s Spring: Short Fables & Anna Bolena

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The eclectic pairing of a visually ambitious but narratively light 20th century Russian mixed bill directed with theatrical ambition and a rich Italian bel canto full-length narrative with restrained character-focused …

29 March 2018

Nominee Interview Series: David Finn

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Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Outstanding Lighting Design nominee David Finn has worked extensively all over …

29 March 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Marcelo Puente

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Argentine tenor Marcelo Puente’s rich and nuanced voice stood out in the …

23 March 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Markus Marquardt

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. German bass-baritone…

17 February 2018

Problematic Systematic Operatic

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Canadian Opera Company’s current season is an intriguing examination of a problem from two angles. On one hand, they’re presenting their Rigoletto, last seen not-so-long-ago in 2011. It’s an …

18 October 2017

On Stage in TO: Family Matters

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (National Theatre presented by Mirvish Productions) I saw the UK’s National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in …

13 May 2017

The COC’s Tosca

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The lights go down, the famous crashing motif begins and the curtain immediately flies up to reveal the chapel of a massive Roman church, into which an escaped prisoner appears, …

05 May 2017

The COC’s Louis Riel

By // Theatre (Toronto)

There are a few refreshing intellectual, social, and theatrical ideas in Peter Hinton‘s new production of Harry Sommers’ 1967 Canadian history opera Louis Riel. The judgemental chorus seated high in …

07 March 2017

Nominee Interview Series: David Korins

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. David Korins may be nominated this year for Outstanding Set Design for his work …

02 March 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Christine Goerke

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series…

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