Andrea Chénier

Review: Sondra Radvanovsky brings “incredible beauty” to Royal Opera House Andrea...

Composer Umberto Giordano and librettist Luigi Illica stuffed their 1896 opera Andrea Chénier full of setting-specific details from the French Revolution. All the leading...
a scene pertaining to intimacy direction

In Conversation: Siobhan Richardson on choreographing sex for the stage

What Is Intimacy Direction?  Theatre and opera lovers alike are familiar with the feeling of sitting in an audience and uneasily watching an act of...

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...
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