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Eugene Onegin

Review: Vancouver Opera’s Eugene Onegin—the audience went wild

Vancouver Opera’s production of Eugene Onegin, the mainstay of the 2018 Vancouver Opera Festival, is nothing if not a surfeit of vocal riches. Three of...
Anna Bolena

Review: Canadian Opera Company’s Anna Bolena struggles to ignite dramatic sparks

There are operas whose musical and dramatic brilliance does not show signs of ever running out, hundreds of years into their production history. Then there are operas which make you wonder if the art form is deader than a museum piece.
Beautiful Helen

Review: Toronto Operetta Theatre’s season-ending Beautiful Helen a rip-roaring Grecian romp

Toronto Operetta Theatre ends its 17/18 season with the popular French operetta, La belle Hélène (The Beautiful Helen) by Jacques Offenbach. Now in its...

Review: Pacific Opera Victoria’s Rinaldo the original operatic mashup!

The creators of recent mashups of history and science fiction or literature and fantasy, such as the regrettable film, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,...
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