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,...
Highlands Opera Studio

Review: Highlands Opera Studio —Tales of Gods and Social Media

Now in its twelfth season under the leadership of General Director Valerie Kuinka and Artistic Director Richard Margison, Highlands Opera Studio (HOS) presented an...
Allison at Salzburg

Profile: Rising Canadian star Joel Allison soaks in Salzburg

“I think they liked it,” Anne Sofie von Otter congratulated Joel Allison after he sang his first piece, an aria from Handel’s dramatic cantata...
Halifax SOF Tales of Hoffmann

Review: Halifax Summer Opera Festival—The Full Report!

Among the many cultural summer happenings occurring simultaneously in the province of Nova Scotia, the 15th annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival (HSOF) distinctly held its...
Mercury Opera Carmen

Review: Mercury Opera Carmen in a “legendary Edmonton greasy spoon”

Having the title character's leg brush up against your thigh is just one unique prospect in attending a Mercury Opera Carmen. The Edmonton company...
Vancouver Bach Festival

Vancouver Bach Festival is a garden of vocal delights

Opera lovers on the West Coast are in for a treat this summer. The Vancouver Bach Festival, presented by Early Music Vancouver (EMV), is...
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Honouree Wayne Gooding with presenters Linda and Michael Hutcheon
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Our interview with Maestro Carlo Rizzi is finally out! Read how the famed conductor brings a story of death to life as he sits down with Catherine Kustanczy to discuss #COCTurandot, Puccini, and how tradition informs #opera today.
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