Another Brick In The Wall—Nov 13 to 23


Glynis Leyshon Il trittico rehearsal

Glynis Leyshon on Il trittico—Tackling Puccini’s Trio

“Given in bits.” Such were the words acclaimed composer Giacomo Puccini used to describe productions of Il trittico, his anthology opera.  “Brutally torn to pieces,”...
Met Manon with Lisette Oropesa and Brett Polegato

Manon at the Met—a marvelous revival keeps Massenet fresh

Laurent Pelly’s drab production of Massenet’s Manon will never be a favorite of mine (he’s got a far, far defter hand for comedy), but...
Turandot and Calaf in COC Turandot

COC Turandot — Making people out of porcelain

Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) season-opening presentation of Puccini’s Turandot (seen Sept. 28th) showcased the full force of legendary avant-garde director Robert Wilson’s genre-shattering impact...
John Estacio

John Estacio, The Rubies 2019 — Singing for the West

Edmonton composer John Estacio’s immigrant Portuguese family lived on a farm north of Toronto. When John was a child his family’s budget precluded music...
Neef and Paris

From Pocketbook to Playbill: Paris Opera and Alexander Neef

Following weeks of rumours, Alexander Neef, the current General Director of the Canadian Opera Company was formally announced as the new Director of the...

Carlo Rizzi discusses Puccini, love, and the limits of tradition

“I got up at 5am, but it’s okay—I’m an early riser!” Maestro Carlo Rizzi is still adjusting to a six-hour time difference. The celebrated Italian...

Dutch National Opera: Pagliacci/Cavalleria rusticana—A double bill turned inside out

With a double bill that opened the Dutch National Opera (DNO) 19/20 season on Sept. 5th, Robert Carsen celebrates the traditional tandem of Mascagni’s Cavalleria...

Review: Manitoba Underground Opera 2019 Summer Festival

Manitoba Underground Opera (MUO) rose again from the netherworld of a frigid Winnipeg winter with an all-new summer festival of site-specific opera. The festival,...
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Puccini's three-part anthology, Il trittico, comes to Pacific Opera Victoria in its rare entirety, and director Glynis Leyshon sheds light on the exciting challenges of taking on the piece.

Conducted by Timothy Vernon and featuring Todd Thomas, baritone Aviva Fortunata Adam Luther Owen McCausland Megan Latham Caitlin Wood, Soprano and Lara Ciekiewicz Il trittico continues POV's tradition of offering lesser-known operas, and promises to be a wonderfully imaginative take on Puccini's rarely-performed trio.


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