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In life as well as music, Glenn Gould is all about structure and controlled mediation

By John Terauds on July 16, 2012

There are two things that stand out about these prorgammes. Both are as relevant today as when Gould sat down with French filmmaker and violinist Bruno Monsaingeon to plan what were originally supposed to be five installments, 25 years ago.
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Interview: Bass-baritone John Relyea loves sinking his chops into evil operatic characters

By John Terauds on April 7, 2012

He gets ample opportunity to do so in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of The Tales of Hoffmann, by Jacques Offenbach, which opens at the Four Seasons Centre on Tuesday night.
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Interview underlines how opera career is about compulsion, not comfort

By John Terauds on March 30, 2012

In the interview, she complains about life on the road and how it has made her miss family milestones. She also decries the use of drugs to help singers add more performances to their calendar.
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INTERVIEW | A Conversation With Met Audition Winner Kirsten MacKinnon

By Joseph So on March 23, 2017

Kirsten MacKinnon in conversation about winning the coveted Met Auditions, and the steps that got her there.
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Interview: American mezzo Isabel Leonard demonstrates art of shaping a character in début as Canadian Opera Company's Sesto

By John Terauds on February 2, 2013

During a recent post-rehearsal breather, Leonard and I talked about how mezzos frequently find themselves singing male charactetrs — known as trouser roles. These roles cover the full gamut of types, and that’s before each director put their own spin on the situation and its characters.
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Interview: Catching up with some of Canada’s best-known composer/performers: Tim Brady, Glenn Buhr, and Adam Sherkin

By Michael Vincent on March 22, 2014

In Canada, we seem to punch well above our weight in regards to composer-performers, and many of our home-grown talents have gained an incredible following.
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Q&A | 26 Questions For Luca Buratto

By Ludwig Van on April 14, 2017

Every so often MT poses 60 questions to a local or visiting artist in Toronto who has made our classical music community that much more interesting. They pick and choose. This week we have a special treat: 2015 Honens Prize Laureate Luca Buratto.
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INTERVIEW | Isabel Leonard: Artist In Focus

By Joseph So on October 4, 2016

American mezzo Isabel Leonard shares her thoughts on preparing for the role of Adalgisa in the upcoming production of Bellini's Norma at the COC.
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INTERVIEW | Die Winterreise: Adrianne Pieczonka’s Schubertian Journey

By Joseph So on February 13, 2017

A story to be told: Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka shares her thoughts on scaling the Mount Everest of Song Cycles, while our interviewer falls and dislocates his right shoulder in the process.
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We all desperately want to have a conversation with Glenn Gould

By John Terauds on September 6, 2012

Gould is like fresh cheese in a mousetrap to anyone with even a passing interest in music, the spoken word, the nature of genius and the making of an icon.
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