Monday, December 5, 2022

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...

New Location, What Do You Think?

Hi everyone, I'm testing out a new site location and layout here... http://artlifeandstilettos.onsugar.com Please tell me what you think? Which site do you prefer?

Brendan Healy is the new Artistic Director of Canadian Stage

After a wide-reaching candidate search, Montréal-born award-winning theatre director and actor Brendan Healy, 43, has been appointed Artistic Director of Canadian Stage. Currently Artistic Director, Performing Arts, for...

Ariadne auf Naxos at The Met

With Maestro James Levine cancelling performances (including his beloved Walküre, though that was due to illness NOT persistent back problems), pulling out of Tanglewood and the...

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COC 2012-2013 Season, with Heppner, Vargas and Egoyan

The Canadian Opera Company unveiled a stellar artistic line-up for its 2012/2013 season today at a press conference at the Four Seasons Centre for...

A Sexy Don Giovanni and a New Direction for The Met

The Met Opera is going through a transitional phase at the moment, since Fabio Luisi was named principal conductor last month, and musical director...

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 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,...

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...

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Following the Footprints of trace, an Interview with Jeff Ho

Interview by Diana Di Mauro Last month I was invited to trace at Factory Theatre in downtown Toronto. It's a brand-new, one-man-two-piano-play written, composed and performed by Jeff Ho, described as, “A painfully personal story of family and...

Kickass Comedy: An Interview with Matteo Lane

Interview by Diana Di Mauro This month JFL42, a Just for Laughs festival, arrives in Toronto. 42 hilarious, riveting and relevant comedians and 9 amazing headliners will be cracking people up over a 10-day period in Toronto. Every...

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...

Giuseppe Verdi 200: your interactive guide

 Verdi just turned 200, and to celebrate the region of Emilia-Romagna and the Province of Parma, Italy, have created a beautiful website dedicated to the genius that is Giuseppe Verdi. Here you can find biographies,...

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...

Rustic Charm at Symphony in the Barn

  Concerts within the setting of a living farm, where chickens lay their eggs and horses graze, give a completely different ambiance to what culture is all about; AGRI-Culture." — Michael Schmidt, Founder & Co-Artistic Director   Every once and...

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,...

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 is a direct descendant of the Visconti of Milan. The Visconti...

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...

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Current Mood: il Trovatore

  Beautiful singing and gorgeous melodies are on my mind right now. Let's take a step back, have a coffee, and just listen.   Just Nucci, singing 'il balen...

Theatre Closure: Opera Lyra Ottawa Ceases Operations

Another day, another not-for-profit arts organization shutting its doors because of accumulated debts, inflated operating costs, and dwindling audiences. Opera Lyra Ottawa brought culture...

Join Opera Atelier for an evening at Versailles

Join Opera Atelier for this intoxicating evening of mouth-watering delights, alluring auctions, and bewitching performances.   Wednesday, June 6, 2012 * The Evergreen Brickworks 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto Drinks...

Take Cecila Bartoli home as Clari

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:38:12 -0700 The opera isn't popular, the modern staging has been criticised, so what makes Clari so interesting? Cecilia Bartoli, of...

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Just for you, the best articles, ideas, and inspiration from around the web!   See you next week! xo, D