Tag: Krisztina Szabo

Review: A Messiah that refuses to play it safe

Growing up as the son of a minister, I learned early on that a religious story like Handel’s Messiah can be told to a faithful audience without emotion or presence from its narrators. With those sacred texts – the proclamation of the coming of Jesus Christ, or the passion of the Christ – the weight is in

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Review: Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas; Rolfe’s Aeneas and Dido

To open its 17/18 farewell season on October 21, Toronto Masque Theatre presented a double bill of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Aeneas and Dido, a new work with music by James Rolfe and libretto by André Alexis. Specializing in the artistic fusion of music, theatre and dance—Toronto Masque Theatre showcases something very intriguing in this compelling, high-calibre production. Purcell’s timeless Dido and Aeneas is

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