Opening night of Toronto Peter Grimes will not include tenor Ben Heppner
The title role will be taken by American tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, who sang the dress rehearsal on Wednesday night.
THE SCOOP | COC Announce 2016-17 Season Highlighted With Debuts And Reappointments
By Joseph So on January 14, 2016
Debuts and reappointments highlight COC 2016-17 season featuring 6 operas: Norma, Ariodante, The Magic Flute, Götterdämmerung, Louis Riel, and Tosca.
FEATURE | Spring Break, Opera Style
In mid-March each year, thousands of kids — American and Canadian — head for the beaches of Sarasota, on Florida’s West Coast, for “spring break”. Increasingly, opera-lovers too have made Sarasota a mid-March destination — not for the beaches, but for the acoustically first-rate and pleasingly small (only 1,100 seats) Sarasota Opera House.
INTERVIEW | Andreas Schager: A Good Tenor Is Hard To Find, Let Alone One Who Can Handle Wagner
By Joseph So on February 2, 2017
Tenor Andreas Schager chats about his upcoming starring role in Wagner’s Gotterdammerung, opening this week at the Canadian Opera Company.
SCRUTINY | Letters From Santa Fe: Don Giovanni
By Joseph So on August 3, 2016
An impressive Don Giovanni is as large scale and opulent as Santa Fe Opera gets.
Classical Juno winners of 2012 showcase cosmopolitan side of Canadian content
The large-ensemble classical album of the year award went to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, not for one of its recordings made with music director Kent Nagano, but for Fire and Blood
, a side project on the Acacia Classics label
of music by contemporary American composer Michael Daugherty featuring Montreal violinist Alexandre Da Costa and Spanish conductor Pedro Halffter.
FEATURE | Against the Grain Takes Mozart to a Whole New Level
Against The Grain Theatre demolishes the fourth wall with new reality TV show opera, A Little Too Cozy.
SCRUTINY | COC's La Traviata A Feast for the Senses
By Joseph So on October 9, 2015
The Canadian Opera Company’s 2015-16 season opened last evening with a perennial favourite, Verdi’s La traviata.