Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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Factory Theatre: Diversity Beyond the Great White North

Toronto based, Factory Theatre continues to commit to diversity this season as it programs "Beyond the Great White North," six new plays, each written by a playwright of colour. It is a strong move from...

Mirella Freni severs ties with CUBEC

Looks like something fishy is going on at one of Italy's most well-known opera schools, as their star instructor Mirella Freni has just announced she will no longer be teaching at the institution. They will likely change...

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...

Ndiphilela Ukucula: I Live to Sing – Film documents the lives of three South African opera singers

I Live to Sing - Excerpts from BetterThanFiction Productions on Vimeo. There is no clear-cut path to becoming a successful artist. Success is subjective, often defined by the artist, and the struggles and sacrifices one has...

A deserving recognition for Adrianne Pieczonka

Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka has been honoured with the Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award, a $20,000 prize granted by the Ontario Arts Foundation biannually in areas of keyboard artistry, art photography and singing....

Bass-Baritone Luca Pisaroni on the culture of opera in Italy

There is no denying that politics and the economy have caused major problems for the arts in Europe, but to hear an honest account of the cultural climate in Italy from an internationally acclaimed opera...