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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 …

05 April 2018

On Stage in TO: Song&Dance

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The Overcoat: a musical tailoring (Canadian Stage with Tapestry Opera & Vancouver Opera) This new opera is a strong achievement for Tapestry- a smallish contemporary opera company that suffers for …

29 March 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Marcelo Puente

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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. Argentine tenor Marcelo Puente’s rich and nuanced voice stood out in the …

23 March 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Markus Marquardt

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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. German bass-baritone…

17 February 2018

Problematic Systematic Operatic

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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 …

10 December 2017

The National Ballet’s Nijinsky: a multi-cast review

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Beginning and ending with the last performance of Vaslav Nijinsky, widely considered one of the greatest dancers of the twentieth century, choreographer John Neumeier’s “biography of the soul” is a …

18 October 2017

On Stage in TO: Family Matters

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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 …

27 June 2017

Luminato 2017: Bearing

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This dance-opera conceived and designed by co-directors Michael Greyeyes and Yvette Nolan and librettist Spy Denommé-Welch investigates the emotional history and contemporary cultural significance of Canada’s residential school system. The …

13 May 2017

The COC’s Tosca

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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

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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 …

02 March 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Christine Goerke

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

01 March 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Jane Archibald

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Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Canadian Opera Company favourite (and newly minted Resident Artist) Jane Archibald is nominated …

22 February 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Marcus Nance

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Nominated this year for Outstanding Performance in a Musical for his role in The …

21 February 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Sondra Radvanovsky

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Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Sondra Radvanovsky is one of the world’s most renowned sopranos. She received her …

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