The TSO, under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis, the Toronto Mendselssohn Choir, and a talented cast of singers, treat Toronto to a lively, nuanced performance in the nineteenth-century French grand opera tradition.
Gustavo Gimeno brings his strong sense of rhythmic, pulsative musicality, along with a supple freedom to his new role as the TSO’s musical director in an interesting and even provocative evening of music.
There is nothing quite like the atmosphere of anticipation which can greet a symphony orchestra's new concert season. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra launched its 2019-2020 classical concert series Thursday night and, to cut to the heart of it, the concert was sterling in every way — an unqualified success.
Tapestry Opera's latest co-production with Opera on the Avalon had all the signs of success, but a dragging narrative, mismatched score, and lack of imagination keep this profound story from resonating.