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.
Mi Taco Spread. Queen Street. Toronto Tacos. TheSceneinTO.com

Mi Taco: Authentic Mexican in Toronto

Looking for some authentic Mexican street food in Toronto? Head over to Mi Taco on Queen Street, and besides good food, you'll be greeted by the sounds of feel good, make-you-tap-your-feet Latin music.
Self-Love and Body Shaming. Janelle Watkins.

Self-Love and Body Shaming

On self-love and body shaming. I’m a mother of two. I *hate* my stretch marks and I’d love to lose several inches off of my thighs and transplant them to my butt.
Gina Yashere Cover Photo. JFL42. TheSceneinTO interview of Gina Yashere.

Gina Yashere commands the laughs for JFL42

Gina Yashere commands the laughs for JFL42. With more things on the go than ever, including tours, stand-up specials and a gig on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, this comic is always busy.