Review: Frédéric Antoun is “noble and sincere” in Opéra Comique’s Manon

When Opéra Comique announced it would be programming Jules Massenet’s Manon (seen May 13th) as part of their spring season I was overjoyed. Not only is it one of the most...

Review: Shanawdithit is an “effective and accomplished piece of music theatre”

Shanawdithit, with music by Dean Burry and libretto by Yvette Nolan is the story of Shanawdithit, last surviving member of the Beothuk people of...
design sketches for Ghost Opera

Ghost Opera: the ‘Ananke’ and magic behind the May 24 premiere

There are a lot of people working on Ghost Opera--the May 24th world premiere is a collaboration between Calgary Opera, the Banff Centre for...
rehearsal for Shanawdithit

In Conversation: Dean Burry and Yvette Nolan: Shanawdithit

In some circles, opera is perceived as a notoriously ‘colonial artform.’ But the creators of Tapestry Opera and Opera on the Avalon's Shanawdithit don’t believe in...
Opéra de Québec 

News: 19/20 Opéra de Québec season announced!

Opéra de Québec announced details of their upcoming 19/20 season on Saturday night at the premiere of their current production of Verdi’s Nabucco.  The season begins on Oct. 19th with Verdi’s classic, La traviata. The cast...

Viewpoint: COC’s La Bohème can convert any non-believer

*tap tap* Is this thing on? Hello everyone. My name is Lydia Perović and I’m here to admit publicly that after years—nay, decades—of musical snobbery, I am...
Scene from La Cenerentola

Review: Vancouver Opera’s La Cenerentola is “three hours of irresistible, effervescent...

Vancouver Opera’s production of Giacomo Rossini’s La Cenerentola (seen May 1st) hardly put a foot wrong. Perfect casting, insightful yet genuinely funny direction by...
COC's Otello

Review: COC’s Otello features “one of the best Iagos of the...

Arrigo Boito, the redoubtable 19th-century Italian poet and Verdi’s best known librettist, skillfully distilled and adapted Shakespeare’s Othello for the operatic stage but also,...
Current issue: Spring 2019, Vol. LIX, No. 3


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#GhostOpera is an exciting new collaboration between @TheOldTrouts puppet workshop and @CalgaryOpera combining opera, ghost stories, and dark humour. Make sure to catch the world premiere at @banffcentre on May 24th.

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