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COFFEE BREAK | Remembering Rob Ford And The Opera That He Inspired

By Ludwig Van on March 22, 2016

With today’s somber news that former Toronto mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46, we bring you something to remember him by – an aria from Rob Ford, The Opera.

While Rob Ford never got to see the opera that he inspired back in 2012, it’s also very likely he did not know his Puccini from his Linguini. He was a colourful man with a personality as big as his frame. Love him or hate him, he lived life as big an opera, and he will never be forgotten.

Video: Rob Ford aria, arranged and written by Topher Mokrzewski, resident conductor with the Calgary Opera. Alex Beley and Tyler Fitzgerald sing as the Ford Nation Chorus.

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COFFEE BREAK | Watch Joel Quarrington Amaze With Bach's Sixth Cello Suite On Double Bass (Video)

By Michael Vincent on January 3, 2019

Watch the National Arts Centre Orchestra Principal Double Bass Joel Quarrington perform J.S. Bach's Sixth Cello suite like no other.
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THE SCOOP | Opera Atelier Co-Artistic Directors Awarded Order Of Canada

By Michael Vincent on December 27, 2018

Opera Atelier founding Co-Artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg have been appointed to the Order of Canada.
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THE SCOOP | Sondra Radvanovsky Pulls Out Of Aida At The MET

By Michael Vincent on December 24, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera has announced Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky has cancelled January performance dates for Verdi's Aida for personal reasons.
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