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 …

01 March 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Jane Archibald

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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 …

07 February 2017

Winter at the COC: A Wagner Breakthrough

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Canadian Opera Company has been slogging through Wagner’s interminable Ring Cycle over the past three seasons. And I’ve been slogging through my reviews of said marathons of melancholy Germans …

10 February 2016

Winter 2016 at the COC

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Right up front, I have to say that I just don’t love Wagner. I’ve tried, I’ve tried so hard (I was well-rested, well-fed, well-Mentos’d to keep me alert during this …

15 February 2015

Wagner, Mozart, and Operatic Opposition

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Time after time, I seem to land on the opposing point of view when it comes to the latest COC production. I never could wrap my head around the critical …

26 September 2014

Who Needs D Major? Don Giovanni‘s Opera Buffa

By // Theatre (Boston)

Don Giovanni is one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most famous operas, spurring countless productions and re-imaginings in modern culture. Boston University College of Fine Arts’ School of Music Opera Institute …

11 February 2014

At the COC: A Masked Ball! (also, Cosi fan tutte)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Canadian Opera Company’s current repertory program is one of its most delightful ever, beginning with Mozart’s fairly harmless Cosi fan tutte and raised to wonderful heights by Verdi’s magnificent …

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