Tag: Opera Canada

Review: Against the Grain Theatre’s BOUND, Toronto, Dec. 15, 2017

BOUND is Against the Grain Theatre at its best, blending old and new in an immersive operatic experience. With BOUND, Founder & Artistic Director Joel Ivany and Founding Member & Music Director Topher Mokrzewski have created a troubling exposition of an ominously potential future, by fusing the ethereal music of Handel with a newly-fashioned English libretto, framed around the

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Review: Don Giovanni for the #metoo Generation at UofT Opera, Nov. 23, 2017

A changed world makes for a changed Don Giovanni. Produced by an all female team, UofT Opera’s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (seen Nov. 23) struck new chords in how to deal with the leading man’s appalling treatment of women. Flanked by a chorus of silent female observers, the characters in Marilyn Gronsdal’s production were judged, protected, given sympathy and

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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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