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The Lavazza IncluCity Festival Announces its 2022 Official Lineup

ICFF and The Distillery District are proud to join forces and announce the 2022 Lavazza IncluCity Festival will take place for the first time at The Distillery Historic District,...

Music in the Barns Returns

Music in the Barns makes a triumphant return with their latest installation concert, animating three of the Artscape Wychwood Barns' spaces for...

Can virtual Film Festivals ever compare to the real thing?

Can virtual Film Festivals ever compare to the real thing? Thanks to TIFF and ICFF, we see that it's possible, but first,...

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The Lavazza IncluCity Festival Announces its 2022 Official Lineup

ICFF and The Distillery District are proud to join forces and announce the 2022 Lavazza IncluCity Festival will take place for the first time at The Distillery Historic District, from June 27 – July 16, 2022. The Distillery Historic District transforms into a...

Music in the Barns Returns

Music in the Barns makes a triumphant return with their latest installation concert, animating three of the Artscape Wychwood Barns' spaces for a fully-curated evening of art, music and food celebrating the collective's debut album. Experience the best in...

Can virtual Film Festivals ever compare to the real thing?

Can virtual Film Festivals ever compare to the real thing? Thanks to TIFF and ICFF, we see that it's possible, but first, we need to take a look at what makes a Film Festival come to life.

Music in the Gardens with Arcady

Diana Di Mauro will be performing By The Roadside, a set of 5 Miniatures based on the poetry of Walt Whitman, and composed by Ronald Beckett at Music in the Gardens with Arcady on September 12. The song cycle...

Horror Films, Women in Film and Baba Yaga with @konstantina.mantelos

Konstantina Mantelos joins Diana Di Mauro to talk about acting in a hopeful horror film, heading up a film production company and flipping the narrative on Baba Yaga and the witch in the woods. Anything...

7 Artists Illustrate Couture for Vogue

Stunning drawings from the classic world of fashion illustration.

Current Mood: Angélique Kidjo

Music is a gift of comfort; of connection. Music creates a space for acceptance, inspiration and strength. Most importantly, music heals. I think we all know this, even if only subconsciously. I know we...

Digital Festival O

Opera Philadelphia presents its first-ever digital festival this summer with free on-demand streams of past productions. Enjoy opera on the couch with their first-ever Digital Festival O, featuring streams of Denis & Katya, We Shall Not Be Moved, The Barber of Seville, Sky...

Danielle de Niese’s wardrobe make headlines…Wait, what?

Yes, I love fashion. Yes, I love opera, but when the New York Times decided to do an introspective feature on what Danielle de Niese wore...

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...

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 music and...

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Here it is: Canadian Opera Company 2011-2012

Now for the really interesting information. In case you have missed it, Canadian Opera Company announced its 2011-2012 season on Wednesday morning during a...

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...

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....

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...

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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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. Inspired by diverse influences in the arts, sciences, music and philosophy. Marking...

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

7 Artists Illustrate Couture for Vogue

Stunning drawings from the classic world of fashion illustration.

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...

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 her fresh brown eyes and impeccably refined and elegant...

FW17 Guo Pei & Caroline Scheufele

On July 2, 2017, at the prestigious hotel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris, Guo Pei presented her fourth Couture Collection, this time in collaboration with Caroline Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard. An homage to Haute...

The End of the Big American Voice

Anne Midgette wrote the New York Times article that opera enthusiasts often refer to when commenting on the decline of "the big voice." Her article mentioned problems in the structure of the university system which may...

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...

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...

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10 (opera and classical) things to see in Toronto this week: Oct 27 – Nov 2

1. SUPER VILLAINS: THE BEST OF THE BAD GUYS (AND GALS) Magneto, Sweeney Todd, Joker, Green Goblin, The Queen of the Night. The list is...

Embracing Your Passion: Inspiration for Multi-Talented Artists

How many of you have felt limited to pursuing one passion? The message often heard is, "Just focus on one thing as the rest becomes...

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...

10 (Opera and Classical) Things to Do in Florence: November

The weather is still holding up here in Florence as autumn is in full swing, making it a great time to explore some new...

Highlights from the Opera America New Opera Showcase

On January 13, 2017, Opera America presented the New Opera Showcase at the historic Town Hall in New York City.This special one night only...