12-13-07-MC-D-1128 – (l – r) Isabel Bayrakdarian as Blanche de la Force and Hélène Guilmette as Sister Constance in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Dialogues des Carmélites, 2013. Conductor Johannes Debus, director Robert Carsen, set designer Michael Levine, costume designer Falk Bauer, choreographer Philippe Giraudeau, and original lighting designer Jean Kalman. Photo: Michael Cooper
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For the love of Opera: Dialogues des Carmelites

  (l – r) Irina Mishura (back to camera) as Mother Marie and Judith Forst as Madame de Croissy in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Dialogues des Carmélites, 2013. The last...
(l – r) Hanna Schwarz as Herodias and Erika Sunnegårdh as Salome

For the love of Opera: Salome

The visually stimulating Dance of the Seven Veils scene from the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Salome The house was full on a Tuesday night for the third of eight performances of Strauss’s...
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For the Love of Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

There’s a buzz throughout the Four Seasons Centre on the opening night of Lucia. Perhaps it’s the start anew of the spring season or perhaps the audience is in on a little secret: ground is going to be...
Photo: Bruce Zinger / The Company of The Magic Flute (2013).

For the love of Opera: The Magic Flute

In my workplace, I always like to play to my strengths, because I produce better work when I know I’m passionate about it. And even if it’s the same task I’m executing, each version has its own...
Mark Evans' The Book of Mormon performed in Toronto, Ontario, mormon men on stage

The Book of Mormon tickets on sale now

When the doorbell rings, it really could only be a handful of people – Avon calling, travelling vacuum salesperson, if you were really lucky it was Girl Guide cookies and if you were really, really lucky...