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04 February 2020

Skyfall in Concert: Q&A with Conductor Evan Mitchell

By // Cinema

James Bond returns to Toronto with Skyfall, 007 in Concert. The score will be performed by a live orchestra at the newly rebranded Meridian Hall on February 21st and 22nd, …

30 January 2020

Figaro Here! Figaro There! A Smile Here! A Smile There!

By // Theatre (Toronto)

All right I’ll be honest. Did every time I describe the show I was seeing tonight, did I use the phrase, “Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!” Yes, I did. For one, it …

23 October 2019

The COC’s Fall 2019 Season

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Canadian Opera Company has set out a delicious 2019/20 season. I have been excited to see Turandot since last fall when the upcoming season was released. Knowing little about …

29 June 2019

The TSO Opens & Closes with The Firebird

By // Music

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra closed out their season by opening a new chapter, welcoming incoming music director Gustavo Gimeno to the podium to introduce himself to the audience before be begins …

21 June 2019

James Ehnes plays the Korngold Concerto (& the TSO plays Carmina Burana)

By // Music

James Ehnes is a thrilling violinist, a brilliant technician who…

17 May 2019

Musician Spotlight Series: The TSO’s Miles Jaques

By // Music

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming musicians creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why …

12 May 2019

The COC’s Otello

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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…

05 April 2019

The TSO’s Best of Hollywood

By // Music

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is world-class and their recent infusion of young new players really livens things up down at Roy Thomson Hall (always a fun venue to visit). I’m …

07 March 2019

Musician Spotlight Series: The TSO’s Kelly Zimba

By // Music

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming musicians creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why …

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

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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 …

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