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Madama Butterfly kimono

Opera Canada visits Manitoba Opera! Nov. 13, 2017

While visiting a prematurely wintry Winnipeg this past weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting with Larry Desrochers, General Director and CEO of Manitoba...
Montreal Cenerentola

Review: La Cenerentola, Opéra de Montréal, Nov. 11, 2017

Nowadays, it seems even stagings of comic operas are enamored with minimalism, skewing toward a neutral palette of black, white, and grey. So how...
Opera North Enfant Giunta

Review: L’enfant et les sortilèges & Trouble in Tahiti, Opera North, Theatre Royal, Nottingham,...

It would be difficult to imagine a more hard-working company than Britain’s Opera North. To Nottingham’s Theatre Royal they brought touring productions of six...
IRCPA Singers

Review: Singing Stars: The Next Generation—IRCPA, Nov. 6, 2017

At Zoomer Hall (the performing space of 96.3 New Classical FM) on Nov. 6, I had the pleasure of attending a concert involving ten...