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,...
Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde and Andreas Schager as Siegfried in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Götterdämmerung, 2017, photo: Chris Hutcheson

For the Love of Opera: Götterdämmerung

(l-r) Martin Gantner as Gunther, Ain Anger as Hagen, Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde, Andreas Schager as Siegfried and Ileana Montalbetti as Gutrune the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Götterdämmerung, 2...
Andrew Haji as Tamino and Elena Tsallagova as Pamina in the Canadian Opera Company's production of The Magic Flute, 2017, photo: Michael Cooper

For the Love of Opera: The Magic Flute Review

The Magic Flute is both sublime and ridiculous. The piece has ties to the Freemason movement of which Mozart and Schikaneder were members. The production presents the ideals of enlightenment versus the vaudeville antics of the playful Papageno and Papagena.
Image of Opera Atelier Lucio Silla production in Salzburg, Germany. TheSceneinTO.com

Opera Atelier Debuts Mozart’s Lucio Silla

The premiere of Mozart's Lucio Silla is a special one for Canadian opera fans as it is the first time the composer’s masterpiece will be produced in Canada. This is Mozart's first masterpiece, where love proves more powerful than the tyranny of Rome’s infamous dictator. You’ll find passion, intrigue and redemption in an opera that is notoriously challenging for singers.