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Suite Life: Selva Bananito Lodge, Costa Rica

Selva Bananito Lodge and Preserve nestled in a private reserve in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica isn’t easy to get to, but once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave. I must confess, I was worried befo...
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Contemplating Turtles in Costa Rica

As we sit in the boat with the motor switched off, we’re instructed to put away our phones and our worries, to quiet our minds, and to simply listen to the nature that surrounds us. Suddenly it’s a symphony of ...
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Suite Life: Conrad New York

Conrad New York is pure luxury right by the river. Indulge a little, stay inspired Conrad New York. Hudson River view suite. Ultra-modern, Conrad New York in Battery Park City, is an art lover’s dream with...
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.