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Brett Polegato

Singing Stars: The Next Generation—IRCPA

Ten young professional singers have been selected to perform in Singing Stars: The Next Generation, Nov. 6 at Zoomer Hall, Toronto, presented by the International Resource Centre...

Review: The Elixir of Love at the Four Seasons Centre for...

Smalltown Canada setting Donizetti’s rustic melodramma giocoso (comic opera) The Elixir of Love returned to the Canadian Opera Company on October 11 for the first time...

Review: Arabella at Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto,...

Richard Strauss’s Arabella (1933) had its triumphant Canadian premiere last night, opening the Canadian Opera Company’s 17/18 season. It is one of those operas...

Opéra de Montréal’s Another Brick in the Wall heads to Cincinnati...

Cincinnati Opera’s U.S. premiere production of Another Brick in the Wall has begun presales of single tickets. These tickets are only available through October...

The Rubies 2017: Spotlight on Michael Patrick Albano

Opera Canada's 18th annual awards gala The Rubies is quickly approaching. On October 30, three honourees will be recognised for their contributions to Canadian opera, and...

Review: Elektra, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, Sept. 19, 2017

Keith Warner's frenetic, conceptually driven production of Richard Strauss's Elektra (1909) reinforced a musically brilliant performance of this brutal, uncompromising opera centered on a...

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Opera Canada Vol 58 #2 Gerald Finley

Save the date for the 2017 Rubies

Date: October 30
Location: 68th Floor, First Canadian Place, Toronto

2017 Honourees

Soprano:  Karina Gauvin
Conductor: Yves Abel
Director/Teacher:  Michael Patrick Albano

Canadian Opera News

Brett Polegato

Singing Stars: The Next Generation—IRCPA

Ten young professional singers have been selected to perform in Singing Stars: The Next Generation, Nov. 6...
BLOC winners Jennifer Olenic (centre), Joel Allison (left) and Jeanine Williams (right)

National Capital Opera Society announces winners of its Brian Law Opera Competition

The National Capital Opera Society held its biennial Brian Law Opera Competition in collaboration with...
Alexander Neef

Canadian Opera Company Announces Contract Extension of General Director Alexander Neef at Annual General Meeting

Canadian Opera Company General Director Alexander Neef has signed a new contract with the COC that...
Emily D'Angelo wins at Neuen Stimmen

Canadian Emily D’Angelo Wins Second Prize at 2017 NEUE STIMMEN Competition

By: Wah Keung Chan for MyScena.org 26-year-old mezzo-soprano Svetlina Stoyanova from Bulgaria and 24-year-old bass Cho...

Review: The Elixir of Love at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Oct. 11 2017

Smalltown Canada setting Donizetti’s rustic melodramma giocoso (comic opera) The Elixir of Love returned to the Canadian...

News from the World of Opera

Charles Osborne

Charles Osborne obituary

By Barry Millington for the Guardian (UK) As literature director of the Arts Council of Great...
Garth Greenwell

Kicked out for being gay then rescued by opera: writer Garth Greenwell’s extraordinary awakening

By Garth Greenwell for the Guardian (UK) I became an opera singer because I failed ninth-grade...
Lucy Worsley Opera Television Show

Lucy Worsley’s Nights at the Opera review – dressing up, singing and sex

This brilliant show flitted from Covent Garden to Venice to Vienna and Milan in pursuit...
Phlippe Jordan

Philippe Jordan: the low-key maestro who’s taking French opera to new heights

By Martin Kettle for the Guardian (UK) It is a lifetime since the Austrian conductor Herbert...

Hackney Empire pulls out of Chinese takeaway opera over all-white cast

Venue cites ‘debate aroused by non-Asian casting’ as it withdraws Music Theatre Wales’s The Golden...

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Opera Canada added a new photo to the album: Cover Photos — at Salzburger Festspiele | Salzburg Festival.23 hours ago
Volume 58 #2 will be doorstepping in late October - digital issue available October 24! Photo: Gerald Finley in the title role of Lear at the 2017 Salzburg Festival. Thomas Aurin