In the Nightingale, a weary fisherman hears the song of a beautiful nightingale and he immediately forgets his worries. Sitting through this thoroughly enjoyable Canadian Opera Company production is just like that for the audience.
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.
Canadian Opera Company’s Season Opener, Arabella: A comedy of errors with girls dressed as boys, mistaken identities, family scandal and trouble caused by the passing on of a key.
The team from Opera Atelier are back from once again being asked to perform in the Palace of Versailles. Post-performances, they had the opportunity to take some beautiful photos of co-artistic director Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg (lady and dancer extraordinaire) in the ultra-private apartments of Marie Antoinette.
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 unfamiliar with Puccini’s Tosca, ev...