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Toronto Montreal

SCRUTINY | "Bound" Started As Handel, But Ended As Against The Grain

By Matthew Timmermans on December 18, 2017

From the moment you walked in, AtG and its volunteers put their acting chops to the test to create an atmosphere of suspicion and hostility, pushing the boundaries between the stage and the audience.
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ZERO IN | Why AtG's New Mash-up Opera Will Surpass All Your Expectations

By Matthew Timmermans on December 10, 2017

Against the Grain Theatre takes on baroque music to highlight stories of citizen displacement, fear, hope and reconciliation.
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SCRUTINY | Tapestry Briefs: A Smorgasbord Of Opera

By Matthew Timmermans on December 4, 2017

Tapestry Briefs made us ask ourselves: what do we want from a new opera at the community level? We think they've come up with a with a good answer.
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SCRUTINY | U of T’s Don Giovanni Tackles Timely Issues, But Needs Some Work

By Matthew Timmermans on November 27, 2017

University of Toronto Opera's Don Giovanni offers an answer to misogyny and sexual abuse.
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SCRUTINY | Glenn Gould School's Gender Bending Hansel And Gretel Raises Some Questions

By Matthew Timmermans on November 20, 2017

The production by Brent Krysa and The Glenn Gould School left us wondering, was it all just fun or were there other underlying messages?
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ZERO IN | AtG's Opera Pub Brings Back The Lost Art Of Drinking Beer Between Arias

By Matthew Timmermans on November 5, 2017

How Against the Grain's laid back Opera Pub intends to bring back the old idea of opera as social gathering.
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SCRUTINY | Toronto Masque Theatre’s Double Didos A Revealing Reinterpretation Of Myth

By Matthew Timmermans on October 22, 2017

Krisztina Szabó steals the show in Toronto Masque Theatre’s double bill of Dido and Aeneas and Aeneas and Dido.
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SCRUTINY | Tapestry Opera's "Bandits In The Valley" Not Your Usual Operetta

By Matthew Timmermans on October 1, 2017

Bandits In The Valley dissolves expectations with a strong cast and local tale set in Toronto's Don Valley.
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