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17-18-02-MC-D-0543 – Andrew Haji as Nemorino in the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of The Elixir of Love, 2017. Conductor Yves Abel, director James Robinson, original costume designer Martin Pakledinaz, revival costume designer Amanda Seymour, set designer Allen Moyer, lighting designer Paul Palazzo,. Photo: Michael Cooper

For the Love of Opera: The Elixir of Love

The Elixir of Love. The strength of this particular elixir is that it’s a character-based, romantic comedy, filled with a very fun and happy score. There’s heartache and longing and it’s all brought to life by Gaetano Donizetti’s thoughtful capacity to create beautiful melodic hooks.
Erin Wall as Arabella and Tomasz Konieczny as Mandryka in the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Arabella, 2017. Conductor Patrick Lange, director Tim Albery, set and costume designer Tobias Hoheisel, and lighting designer David Finn. Photo: Michael Cooper

For the Love of Opera: Arabella Review

Canadian Opera Company’s Season Opener, Arabella: A comedy of errors with girls dressed as boys, mistaken identities, family scandal and trouble caused by the passing on of a key.
Dean Brody Takes Center Stage

Dean Brody Takes Center Stage

With five 2017 CCMA nominations Dean Brody is making headlines, and not just for his music. He’s always been a strong pr...
Cinefranco 2017