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Screening of Verdi’s Due Foscari

Festival Verdi For the series of operas from ‘Festival Verdi’, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura presents Due Foscari by director Joseph Franconi Lee and conductor Donato Renzetti. In the cast: Leo Nucci (Francesco Foscari), Roberto de...

What does opera in the age of Trumpism look like? #AtGBOUND

Toronto's acclaimed indie opera company Against the Grain Theatre present Kevin Lau’s newly commissioned opera BOUND v. 2 in a concert performance TORONTO – Against the Grain Theatre (AtG) has matched one of opera's most dramatic...

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 show-stopping program of works by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini,...

Review: I Call Myself Princess

Tsianina Redfeather Blackstone was born in 1882, of the Muscogee Creek Nation. Born to Creek and Cherokee parents, she was sponsored by Alice Robertson to study classical singing in Denver, Colorado. A successful artist and activist...

Kickass Comedy: An Interview with Matteo Lane

Interview by Diana Di Mauro This month JFL42, a Just for Laughs festival, arrives in Toronto. 42 hilarious, riveting and relevant comedians and 9 amazing headliners will be cracking people up over a 10-day period in Toronto. Every...

No Replacement Named as Cerny Steps Down from Calgary Opera

August 27, 2018 (Calgary, Alberta) – Calgary Opera announced today that General Director & CEO Dr. Keith Cerny will step down from the organization in January 2019 to pursue a new musical leadership opportunity. Dr. Cerny...

Rustic Charm at Symphony in the Barn

  Concerts within the setting of a living farm, where chickens lay their eggs and horses graze, give a completely different ambiance to what culture is all about; AGRI-Culture." — Michael Schmidt, Founder & Co-Artistic Director   Every once and...

The Films of Luchino Visconti” Retrospective at TIFF

Luchino Visconti (di Mondrone) is an Italian film, opera and theatre director and screenwriter. He was born on November 2, 1906 in Milan and is a direct descendant of the Visconti of Milan. The Visconti...

Brendan Healy is the new Artistic Director of Canadian Stage

After a wide-reaching candidate search, Montréal-born award-winning theatre director and actor Brendan Healy, 43, has been appointed Artistic Director of Canadian Stage. Currently Artistic Director, Performing Arts, for the City of Brampton, Healy plans to join Canadian Stage...

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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...

Giuseppe Verdi 200: your interactive guide

 Verdi just turned 200, and to celebrate the region of Emilia-Romagna and the Province of Parma, Italy, have created a beautiful website dedicated to...

COC 2012-2013 Season, with Heppner, Vargas and Egoyan

The Canadian Opera Company unveiled a stellar artistic line-up for its 2012/2013 season today at a press conference at the Four Seasons Centre for...

Spend Your Valentine’s Day Hangover With Liszt

Studio Theatre February 19, 2012 Presented by Neapolitan Connection 3:00 PM A ROMANTIC MUSIC TRYST WITH LISZT! Angela Park - Piano Eve Rachel McLeod - Soprano Rachel Mercer - CelloIntroducing young...

Soundstreams Encore launch party at Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu

Wed, 02 Nov 2011 22:09:26 -0700 Rosemarie Umetsu and Diana Di Mauro - Photo by Enzo Di Mauro There are few things I love more than...