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The Lavazza IncluCity Festival Announces its 2022 Official Lineup

ICFF and The Distillery District are proud to join forces and announce the 2022 Lavazza IncluCity Festival will take place for the first time at The Distillery Historic District,...

Music in the Barns Returns

Music in the Barns makes a triumphant return with their latest installation concert, animating three of the Artscape Wychwood Barns' spaces for...

Can virtual Film Festivals ever compare to the real thing?

Can virtual Film Festivals ever compare to the real thing? Thanks to TIFF and ICFF, we see that it's possible, but first,...

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The Lavazza IncluCity Festival Announces its 2022 Official Lineup

ICFF and The Distillery District are proud to join forces and announce the 2022 Lavazza IncluCity Festival will take place for the first time at The Distillery Historic District, from June 27 – July 16, 2022. The Distillery Historic District transforms into a...

Music in the Barns Returns

Music in the Barns makes a triumphant return with their latest installation concert, animating three of the Artscape Wychwood Barns' spaces for a fully-curated evening of art, music and food celebrating the collective's debut album. Experience the best in...

Can virtual Film Festivals ever compare to the real thing?

Can virtual Film Festivals ever compare to the real thing? Thanks to TIFF and ICFF, we see that it's possible, but first, we need to take a look at what makes a Film Festival come to life.

Music in the Gardens with Arcady

Diana Di Mauro will be performing By The Roadside, a set of 5 Miniatures based on the poetry of Walt Whitman, and composed by Ronald Beckett at Music in the Gardens with Arcady on September 12. The song cycle...

Horror Films, Women in Film and Baba Yaga with @konstantina.mantelos

Konstantina Mantelos joins Diana Di Mauro to talk about acting in a hopeful horror film, heading up a film production company and flipping the narrative on Baba Yaga and the witch in the woods. Anything...

7 Artists Illustrate Couture for Vogue

Stunning drawings from the classic world of fashion illustration.

Current Mood: Angélique Kidjo

Music is a gift of comfort; of connection. Music creates a space for acceptance, inspiration and strength. Most importantly, music heals. I think we all know this, even if only subconsciously. I know we...

Digital Festival O

Opera Philadelphia presents its first-ever digital festival this summer with free on-demand streams of past productions. Enjoy opera on the couch with their first-ever Digital Festival O, featuring streams of Denis & Katya, We Shall Not Be Moved, The Barber of Seville, Sky...

Iris van Herpen’s Innovative Haute Couture Arrives at the High Museum of Art

Iris van Herpen, the visionary Dutch fashion designer and cutting-edge artist will be presenting an exhibition of technological haute couture at Atlanta's High Museum of Art. Inspired by...

8 (Opera and Classical) Things to Do: October

  1. Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Canadian Opera Company: Free Lunchtime Concert The Best of Rossini Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio VOCAL SERIES Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio present a...

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Join Opera Atelier for an evening at Versailles

Join Opera Atelier for this intoxicating evening of mouth-watering delights, alluring auctions, and bewitching performances.   Wednesday, June 6, 2012 * The Evergreen Brickworks 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto Drinks...

Countdown to Tafelmusik’s Sing-Along Messiah

On Sunday, December 17 at 2 PM,  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir presents its wildly popular Sing-Along Messiah, Toronto’s largest sing-along classical Christmas concert. “Christmas just would not be the same...

Classical Music Consort Present Handelfest 2011

What’s not to like about a group of twenty-somethings performing the music of a twenty-something, for their fellow twenty-somethings? The Classical Music Consort got...

8 1/2 plus 4 Oscar Winners = NINE

There are no words for how amazing Federico Fellini's original 1963 film "8 1/2" is. It's the story of a film director (Marcello Mastroianni)...

Dancer Guillaume Côté is magnetic in Lost in Motion

Enjoy some beautiful solo dance featuring Guillaume Côté. National Ballet of Canada, principal dancer Guillaume Côté Directed by Ben Shirinian Choreography by Guillaume Côté Music...

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The Lavazza IncluCity Festival Announces its 2022 Official Lineup

ICFF and The Distillery District are proud to join forces and announce the 2022 Lavazza IncluCity Festival will take place for the first time at The Distillery Historic District, from June 27 – July 16, 2022. The...

Christian Dior Vintage Couture at the ROM

In celebration of the House of Dior’s 70th anniversary, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is pleased to present Christian Dior, an original ROM exhibition focusing on the early years of Christian Dior haute couture, 1947 to...

The Misunderstood Meaning of Diversion in Fashion

On the opera stage we constantly hear stories of staging race and diversity gone bad. I would generally argue that the opera stage is one of the last places to fully grasp the concept of...

Current Mood: Angélique Kidjo

Music is a gift of comfort; of connection. Music creates a space for acceptance, inspiration and strength. Most importantly, music heals. I think we all know this, even...

Embracing Your Passion: Inspiration for Multi-Talented Artists

How many of you have felt limited to pursuing one passion? The message often heard is, "Just focus on one thing as the rest becomes a distraction."  "Doing everything will turn you into that embarrassing Jack of all trades,...

Arts Workers Getting Rich off of Exposure Dollars

This is a running joke between musicians and stage performers. Everyone has heard the elevator pitch for some "exciting" opportunity that promises incredible  exposure. Another personal favourite is the pitch from a charitable organization, one...

Mezzosoprano Frederica Von Stade On Her Glorious Career

For your viewing pleasure, the lovely Frederica Von Stade talking about her life, her career, and the glamour of working at the Met Opera. Von Stade is a renowned mezzo-soprano, with an elegant, effortless voice...

Manolo Blahnik: THE ART OF SHOES

The Bata Shoe Museum, a North American cultural landmark with a strong international reputation, is delighted to announce the opening of the highly anticipated travelling exhibition MANOLO BLAHNIK: THE ART OF SHOES, a stunning retrospective by...

Roberto Bolle: An Athlete in Tights

An Athlete in Tights is the culmination of a three-year collaboration between American Ballet Theatre and La Scala Theatre principal dancer Roberto Bolle and Vanity Fair photographer Bruce Weber. In the mostly pictorial book, published in 2009, Bruce Weber...

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Have a wonderful holiday!

Hi everyone, Since the holidays are here I want thank you for reading Art Life and Stilettos, and for making the arts, especially opera, a...

Opera Atelier reinvents Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito

This thrilling story of desperate intrigues, unrequited love and heart stopping reversals of fortune is taken directly from Roman history. Roman aristocrat Vitellia plots...

Current Mood: il Trovatore

  Beautiful singing and gorgeous melodies are on my mind right now. Let's take a step back, have a coffee, and just listen.   Just Nucci, singing 'il balen...

Così fan tutte at La Scala, cancelled due to strike

Anyone fortunate enough to have tickets to see Mozart's Così fan tutte or Rossini's Le Comte Ory at La Scala di Milano this week just got...

Chanteur du jour: Mark S. Doss

  Mark S. Doss performs Escamillo's Todeador Song at the Florentine Opera Company 75th Anniversary Concert and Celebrations May 23, 2009   *Updated Friday February 25, 2011 - Mark's...