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.
Quinn Kesley as Sancho Panza and Ferruccio Furlanetto as Don Quichotte with their four legged friends and onlookers.

For the love of Opera: Don Quichotte

COC ends their season on a high note with a perfect Don Quichotte Quinn Kesley as Sancho Panza and Ferruccio Furlanetto as Don Quichotte with...
The Chorus of Peter Sellars' Hercules at Canadian Opera Company

For the Love of Opera: Hercules

Peter Sellars’ Hercules is an emotionally charged and poignant piece. (l-r) David Daniels as Lichas (in background), Richard Croft as Hyllus,...