Renato Girolami as Doctor Bartolo and Joshua Hopkins as Figaro in the Canadian Opera Company production of The Barber of Seville, 2015. Conductor Rory Macdonald, director Joan Font, set and costume designer Joan Guillén, choreographer Xevi Dorca and lighting designer Albert Faura. Photo: Michael Cooper

Review: The Barber of Seville

I’m tempted to surmise that the music of Rossini's comic masterpiece The Barber of Seville is unparalleled in successfully penetrating pop-culture. Musically it’s vintage, memorable, tuneful and full of character.
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For the Love of Opera: Die Walküre

This Die Walküre production hits all the right notes in every department, including set design. It’s a pity that I had a conflict and wasn’t able to attend the opening night performance of Canadian Opera Co...
A scene from the Canadian Opera Company production of Don Giovanni, 2015. Photo: Michael Cooper

For the Love of Opera: Don Giovanni

Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov brings his unique vision of Mozart’s indelible tragicomedy, Don Giovanni to the Canadian Opera Stage.
(clockwise from top) Neil Craighead, Mireille Asselin, Christopher Enns, Cameron McPhail and Lindsay Barrett.

For the love of Opera: The Brothers Grimm

The Brothers Grimm. Mireille Asselin as Little Red Cap and Lindsay Barrett as the Wolf. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm collected fairy tales, the Canadian Opera Company presen...
Opera Luminata's Jennifer Elisabetta Centrone and ladies.

Opera Luminata: Pyrotechnic Opera

If you’re looking for an entertaining, easy to digest (and enjoy) operatic experience, make sure not to miss StarLite Pyrotechnics’ Opera Luminata.   Opera Luminata's Jennifer Elisabetta Centrone and la...