Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Diana Damrau celebrates Franz Liszt

This week we're celebrating the birth of a brilliant composer, a virtuosic pianist who has made history for both his music and for the...

The Harlequin Salon

Tafelmusik hosts a musical party with glamorous musicians, a comedic servant and a good dose of artistic personality.

Tim Burton is a Terrifying Genius

Take me to New York right now! The MoMA is currently running a career retrospective exhibition of his artwork and design.   In this clip he...

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Opera For All Voices (Call for proposals)

One of the biggest issues opera companies face today is how to connect to today’s audiences. Opera has a very long and elaborate history and a reputation that often proceeds itself, contributing to stereo-typical notions of elitism, close-mindedness, antiquated ideas, and...

Ten things to do in Toronto – Nov 3 to 6, 2011

1. OPERA AMERICA: IN CONVERSATION WITH STEPHANIE BLYTHE Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is one of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed opera artists of our time. She has performed at major opera houses all over the world in repertoire ranging from Handel to...

Holiday 2016 Gift Guide for Performers and Audiences

It's that time of year again, time to show our friends and loved ones how much we care, and perhaps buy a few presents as well. This gift guide is with the artist and theatre goer in mind, and covers travel,...

Rose Marie: French Girl + English Boy = Canadian Love Story & Canadian Fashion courtesy of Wish Opera

Wish Opera Presents: Rose Marie: French Girl + English Boy = Canadian Love Story   Wish Opera collaborates with Canada’s creative elite to produce opera with fashion and style.  Partners in Rose Marie include Charles Pachter, renowned for his iconic renderings of the Canadian...

Streaming Now: National Theatre presents “This House”

Since quarantine began, London's National Theatre has been streaming some of their top productions for free on YouTube. Every week there is a new offer, and this week, couch-bound audiences are being served with a modern take on British...

Sweeping Beauty

Here is the beautiful, airy photo spread by Karl Lagerfeld of model Candice Swanepoel, for Harper’s Bazaar Korea, December 2011. Photo credit: Karl Lagerfeld for Harper’s Bazaar Korea.

The art life and stilettos holiday performance calendar: December 15 – 18, 2011

Tis the season for Handel’s Messiah. The tradition of performing this particular oratorio has become as synonymous with the holidays as the Nutcracker and a Charlie Brown Christmas. If you have never seen a Messiah before, here are a few that...

What do Meghan Markle and Tosca have in common?

As we watched Meghan Markle walk down the aisle on Saturday in her chic Givenchy gown and gloriously expansive veil, my eye was perpetually drawn to...

Review: RIOT A disorderly cocktail of theatre, spoken word, banging jigs, slapstick comedy and circus.

This year’s Luminato Festival has an obvious political theme, but RIOT is where even the coldest human truths will be served to you on a platter...

HER VOICE IN BLACK: Black Female Narrative in Lyric Theatre by Carla Chambers

Directed by Virginia Reh, and featuring accompanist Brahm Goldhamer, Her Voice in Black is an honours thesis performance by Carla Chambers that takes the listener on...

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Mismanagement of The Metropolitan Opera

There has been a lot of discussion about the financial situation at The Metropolitan Opera in recent months. The media has been bombarded with...

Bringing women conductors to the front of the orchestra

Another day, another person deciding your value based on gender. Thankfully, some Arts Organizations are starting to confront the systemic discrimination that is unfortunately,...

awake but dreaming – Book Launch Party Pics

I was invited to the launch of Maya Chendke's new book, Awake but Dreaming, at the Shangri-La in Toronto. Awake but Dreaming explores the...

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....

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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) who has a severe case of director's block. The film captures...

8 1/2 plus 4 Oscar Winners = NINE

By art life and stilettos · November 18, 2009 · 0 Comments · · edit 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) who has...

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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Tonight’s the night for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

I'll be out exploring the city tonight and trying not to freeze. If you're at Nuit Blanche tonight, you can tweet me any interesting...

A Goat Rodeo teaser

Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile are Goat Rodeo.

Opera on Location: in cars, on rooftops, and across Los Angeles

Opera on location is not a new theatre concept in the theatre, but it is one that is gaining significant traction amongst the recent...

653 Swedish singers hit out at ‘culture of sexual harassment’

Photo of the Royal Swedish Opera by Holger.Ellgaard for Wikimedia ____ via IQ Live Music Intelligence Story by By Jon Chapple on 15 Nov 2017 Sweden's classical music...

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...