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Drag, opera, and how their marriage shatters convention

“My voice teacher was verbally abusing me,” explains Emily Bilton, drag artist and opera alum. "I ended up failing my third-year recital by 2...
Contessa in Figaro Champs Elysées

Figaro’s silver screen dazzle at Champs Elysées

Hollywood film director James Gray, winner of the Golden Lion for his film “Little Odessa” (1994) and nominated several times for the Palme d’Or...
AtG Figaro's Wedding

AtG Figaro’s Wedding: fun with philandering fiancés

Against the Grain's (AtG) Figaro’s Wedding takes the Mozart opera off the stage and to an events hall at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, going all...
Salzburg Festival 2019

Salzburg Festival 2019 earns its Musical America Award

Musical America jumped the gun on Salzburg Festival’s spectacular 100th anniversary edition planned for July 2020, already awarding them the prestigious “Festival of the...
Opera Niagara's La bohème

Opera Niagara’s La bohème nails it

Opera Niagara’s fourth season opened with La bohème, given four performances at Southminster United Church in Niagara Falls. Bohème is consistently one of the...
Sidewalk Labs and Tapestry Opera's Augmented Opera

Sidewalk Labs and Tapestry Opera’s Augmented Opera is an enjoyable oddity

Tapestry Opera’s experimental opera series, TAP:EX is back. Conceived as an annual opportunity for operatic experimentation, this year’s installment, Augmented Opera, showcases Tapestry’s love...
Scene from Gianni Schicchi

Gianni Schicchi hits its hilarious high-notes at Opera Mariposa

Opera Mariposa is one of the landmarks of the indie opera scene in Vancouver, and their 2019 mainstage production is Puccini's slapstick one-acter, Gianni...
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...
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Opera Canada, Winter 2019, Vol. 60 #2

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Fierce feathers! Toi toi toi to Claire de Sévigné, Soprano, who's set to open Rameau's Les Indes Galantes tonight at Grand Théâtre de Genève!

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