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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...
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.
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...
l-r) Kelly Kaduce as Cio-Cio San, Madilyn Miller as Sorrow and Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki in the Canadian Opera Company production of Madama Butterfly, 2014. Photo: Michael Cooper l-r) Kelly Kaduce as Cio-Cio San, Madilyn Miller as Sorrow and Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki in the Canadian Opera Company production of Madama Butterfly, 2014. Photo: Michael Cooper

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at Canadian Opera Company

Madama Butterfly is a story of the Other— the exotic Japanese woman, an object to be possessed and exploited, later to be thrown away once she outgrows her mysticism. Pinkerton talks early on of the need to possess this butterfly, even at the cost of crushing her wings, in fact, to go as far as to pinning her to the wall to lay claim to his prize.
COC Falstaff. Kitchen Kiss. Photo: Michael Cooper

For the love of Opera: Verdi’s Falstaff

Canadian Opera Company’s comedic and near flawless Falstaff—what a way to start the season. Gerald Finley as Sir John Falstaff in the Canadian Opera Company production of Falstaff plays the epitome of...