Month: April 2017

Review: Canadian Stage’s MEETING and ENDINGS Awaken the Gamut of Human Emotion

From fascination to fear, Canadian Stage’s MEETING and ENDINGS are a rollercoaster ride of insight into the human condition. The two works are part of Canadian Stage’s Spotlight Australia, a six-week showcase of cross-disciplinary performance running until May 7 and featuring the works of acclaimed Australian artists. MEETING features Antony Hamilton’s hypnotic choreography, set to Alisdair

Continue Reading…

Review: Opera Superstar Anna Netrebko Dazzles in Canadian Debut

The lights dim. The crowd is silent, in anticipation. Finally – the reigning queen of opera has come to Canada. Anna Netrebko performed to an adoring sold-out audience at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre on Tuesday evening. Netrebko was joined by husband and Azerbaijani tenor, Yusif Eyvazov and renowned Russian baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Led by Maestro Jader

Continue Reading…

Review: The Canadian Opera Company’s LOUIS RIEL – A Step in the Right Direction

Colonization is a controversial part of our heritage, and is central to the Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) new production of Harry Somers’ LOUIS RIEL. The production has sparked discourse on the use of Indigenous songs in opera, the portrayal of Indigenous men and women on stage and First Nations song protocol in general. In an

Continue Reading…