France Loire Valley. Photo Janelle Watkins. TheSceneinTO.com

Travel: Discovering the Charm in the Loire Valley

We’ve heard about the beauty of Paris and the south of France, but not as often do we hear about the historic beauty that is the Loire Valley. Filled with centuries old castles, lush gardens, vineyards and epic...
Melia Paris La Defense. TheSceneinTO.com. Hotel View

Hotel Life: Meliá Paris La Défense

All aboard. Venture to the artsy neighborhood that houses Meliá Paris La Défense Hotel and sail along the storied skyline. This young property adds a unique view to the landscape with its innovative design, mimicking the form of a ship’s hull and placed in front of a beautiful water feature at its steps.
Adrianne Pieczonka as Tosca and Markus Marquardt as Scarpia in the Canadian Opera Company's production of Tosca, 2017, photo: Michael Cooper

For the Love of Opera: Tosca Review

Paul Curran’s Tosca, the finale for the COC 2016/17 season, is filled with electric and memorable performances and is anything but shabby. Let me clue you in, in case you’re not familiar with Puccini’s Tosca,...