Another Brick In The Wall—Nov 13 to 23


Another Brick in the Wall

Another Brick in the Wall is all bark, and no bite

The music came to a sudden stop and the curtain fell onto the stage with mechanical precision. As the choir hummed, a heart-rate monitor...
Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor loses itself to literalism at Opéra de Montréal

The soprano may be the star of Lucia di Lammermoor, but it was the gentlemen who took the night at the Nov. 9th premiere...
Do Giovani

Don Giovanni goes buffa at Opera Atelier

Productions of Don Giovanni and its troublesome topic of seduction seem to elicit a variety of mixed feelings from both directors and their audiences....
Midori Marsh

Midori Marsh awarded first prize at COC’s Ensemble Studio Competition

At long last, the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Competition has drawn to a close, and with it Canada's top young opera singer has...
The Heart's Obsession Georgina Stirling

The Heart’s Obsession sheds light on an obscure corner of Canadian...

The Heart’s Obsession: An Intimate Biography of Newfoundland Songstress Georgina Stirling. By Tonia Evans Cianciulli with Calvin D. Evans; 342 pp. ISBN: sc 978-1-77117-759-7,...
Benjamin Butterfield

Benjamin Butterfield, The Rubies 2019—Success in Authenticity

In a profession known for its impermanence, a near 30-year career in opera is a cause for celebration. Since his professional debut in 1991...
AtG's La bohème

AtG’s La bohème — Homecoming for Toronto’s bohemians

Against the Grain Theatre’s La bohème feels like a cult movie that everyone’s heard of but no one has actually really seen. Like Game...
Early Music

UofT Early Music Program: Blowing the dust off history

Tucked away in the halls of the University of Toronto, past a dizzying variety of architectural pinpoints that make up its network of colleges,...
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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of playwright and librettist, John Murrell. An Order of Canada recipient, Murrell led a storied career, penning Canadian operas Lillian Alling and Filumena alongside his close-friend, composer John Estacio as well as The Inventor with composer Bramwell Tovey. A titan at Calgary Opera, Murrell leaves an enduring legacy of elevating Canadian stories onto the stage. Our sincerest condolences go out to his friends and family.

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