Wednesday, August 12, 2020

They’re Alive! Live Footage of Super Villains

Ready to hear what Against the Grain's Super Villains have to offer? Read the Super Villains post, sit back with a cold Steam Whistle,...

Art Life and Stilettos is away until April

I am sorry that I haven't been able to update you on my journey across America, but don't worry Art Life and Stilettos will...

Tonight: Listen Live to Ariadne auf Naxos

The Met Opera is live streaming their much-lauded production of Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. Love it! Thanks Met Opera for keeping up this fantastic...

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La Fleming Goes Indie on The TSO

The People's Diva has slowly been taking on fewer and fewer operatic engagements in fewer houses around the world. Is her voice still gorgeous? Yes. Is her vocal style idiosyncratic? Pretty sure. Is she an indie princess? She is now. La Fleming is...

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 it even possible for an attitude...

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 the assassination of Tito, Emperor of Rome. When the plot ultimately fails, Tito’s forgiveness of his enemies...

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 size of his huge hands and feet.Happy Birthday, Franz Liszt! What better way to celebrate the man...

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. The award honours the career of...

An evening with Maestro Stefano Montanari

Maestro Stefano Montanari is back in Toronto as guest conductor for Opera Atelier's latest production of Mozart’s sensuous, sexual rom-com Don Giovanni, and you are invited to meet him. He will be giving a talk about his career and his interpretation of...

Meet Anna Netrebko in person

For all you lucky New York City inhabitants, and for those enamoured enough to travel over for the event, Anna Netrebko, currently starring as Anna Bolena at the Met, will be signing copies of her new album "Live at the Metropolitan...

Sasha Djihanian wins grand prize at the COC

Representing Canada at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011 (above video) Here is a bit of background on the soprano who won over the jury at this year's Ensemble Studio Competition, guaranteeing herself a place in the Young...

Victoria’s Secret to eating cupcakes and keeping ice in your skivvies

Only in the dream-o-sphere that is the Victoria's Secret fashion show can anyone get away with wearing a three million dollar diamond fantasy bra. I want...

Bubbles, Balloons and Burlesque at Nuit Blanche

Last weekend was Nuit Blanche, and I wanted to share some of the amazing, interesting and provocative art that I saw. I pretty much stayed on...

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?...

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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....

The haute list

Gratuitous photos of ripped men covered in pizza dough. It’s art, don’t judge. Exhibition by Chris Curreri. Don’t know your fachs from your fermatas?...

Dudamel is a “Duracell Plus”

Watching Gustavo Dudamel work with an orchestra is such a pleasure. He's young, enthusiastic, and he knows his music. He knows exactly what he...

Sh*t Opera Singers Say

and without further ado, here is part 2 of Shit Opera Singers Say. Enjoy!  

The Space Reveals All: profile on artist Bruno Billio

Hello lovelies, thanks for stopping by today. I've been expanding my horizons and have published an article in Panoram Italia Magazine. It's a profile...

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Dudamel is a “Duracell Plus”

Watching Gustavo Dudamel work with an orchestra is such a pleasure. He's young, enthusiastic, and he knows his music. He knows exactly what he wants at all times, and makes sure that his orchestra brings...

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 discusses his body of work, the inner workings of his mind,...

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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Creatives in Toronto: October Events

Here is my round-up of events, opportunities, workshops and performances that may be of interest to the Creatives in Toronto community. Interested in finding...

A little holiday love

Every girl deserves a holiday, so I'm taking a few days off. Thank you for being such a fabulous audience, you mean the world to...

Talk Back: DKNY Spring 2011 Goes Live

What could be better than cozying up on the couch on a cold January evening to watch and chat about the chic, DKNY Spring...

Italian National Day: Castello Italia at Casa Loma 2018

  For four years now Casa Loma has been transformed into "Castello Italia" to celebrate Italian National Day, also known as la Festa della Repubblica,...

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...