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The Harlequin Salon

Tafelmusik hosts a musical party with glamorous musicians, a comedic servant and a good dose of artistic personality. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the...

Music, Medicine and My Father

Book review of “The Hard Bargain: Music, Medicine and My Father (Richard Tucker, Opera Legend)” Authors David Tucker and Burton Spivak. Xlibris, 2018. By Diana Di Mauro

An Unsafe Space takes your bias and stuffs it

What happens when a push for social justice, and comedic one-liners tips the scales so far that liberalism becomes equated with conformity and close-mindedness? Have the snowflakes or the capitalists taken over? Is...

Hadrian: An Ancient Rulebreaker

The Canadian Opera Company premieres An Opera For Our Time The Canadian Opera Company took a exciting risk by commissioning an opera from Rufus Wainwright about the fascinating history of the Roman Empire, and one of...

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL: THE OPERA

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL: THE OPERA Based on the lyrics and music of Roger Waters’ The Wall Operatic version composed by Julien Bilodeau Concept & Stage direction by Dominic Champagne Toronto – Award-winning Another Brick In The Wall:...

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...

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The Simpsons Turn Twenty-Three. Let’s celebrate!

The Simpsons fans, have no fear. Your favourite cartoon family has been renewed for its 23rd season. That means that by the end of...

Alexander McQueen (1969-2010)

Fashion's "Bad Boy" Alexander McQueen was found dead in his apartment yesterday, the apparent result of suicide.  McQueen was once chief designer at Givenchy,...

Opera America Conference – June 2018

Opera is enlivened by difference. Diverse artists, audiences, trustees and staff all bring powerful perspectives to our industry and make opera stronger. An inclusive...

Art Life and Stilettos News Roundup

The Met drops its Blackface Otello, Abbado Receives a Posthumous Honour, Carnegie Hall Loses Their Chairman. After 124 years, The Metropolitan Opera is breaking with tradition and...

Ben Heppner withdraws from The Met’s Ring Cycle

What is going on with our beloved Ben Heppner? According to John Terauds at the Toronto Star, and the CBC our Canadian boy is...