Join us, as Irish-Canadian mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta brings us on a tour of beautiful, romantic Paris. She’s in Paris, preparing to reprise the role of Dodo in Opéra Comique’s production of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s Breaking the Waves. The show opens May 28, and runs to May 31.
Artist of the Week 34 Qs for Keri Alkema
American soprano Keri Alkema delighted Canadian audiences this month when she reprised the title role in the Canadian Opera Company‘s production of Puccini’s beloved Tosca. She sits down with us to reflect on her first singing lesson, her favourite opera house, opera roles she’d like to be singing in 10 years & more.
FREE TICKETS North American staged premiere of Haydn’s Orpheus Opera
The Orpheus myth has played a prominent role in opera history, from Monteverdi’s Orfeo of 1607,...
Opéra National de Paris Ariodante Robert Carsen is “a master of the surprise ending”
With more than three decades in the field, Robert Carsen is celebrated in Europe and America alike...
OPERA PLACES Tenor Matthew Cairns takes us to Toronto
Canadian tenor Matthew Cairns has been in Toronto, Canada, singing the role of Macduff in the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Verdi’s Macbeth from acclaimed Scottish director Sir David McVicar, which opened April 28 and has its final show on May 20. He shares his favourite spots in TO with us — from the stage of the Four Seasons Centre to a restaurant with breathtaking sunset views of the city.
Southern Ontario Lyric Opera La traviata “an evening of superb vocalism by the principals”
Since its inception in 2015, the Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO), under the leadership of...
Artist of the Week 28 Qs for Quinn Kelsey
American Baritone Quinn Kelsey is in Toronto debuting the title role in the Canadian Opera Company‘s brand new production of Verdi’s Macbeth. We caught up with Kelsey, one of the world’s most celebrated baritones, to chat all things opera – from silly stage mishaps to “bromances”, and everything in between.
Theater an der Wien Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo “not just a landmark in opera history but also genuinely enjoyable”
Emilio de’ Cavalieri’s Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo of 1600 is the first opera to come...
Opéra Comique Carmen “the top-notch children’s chorus from the Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique is an absolute highlight”
German director Andreas Homoki's new staging of Carmen brings the world's most-performed opera...
OPERA PLACES Soprano Lauren Margison takes us to Mainz, Germany
Canadian soprano Lauren Margison has been in Mainz debuting the roles of Anna and Nedda in the company’s double-bill production of Puccini’s Le Villi and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. In this Opera Places, she gives us a tour of Mainz—the beautiful capital of the Rhineland-Palatinate region.