#leanarts Tackles Performing Arts Ills with Startup Methods
By Margaret Lam on September 14, 2014
Christina Loewen, Executive Director of Opera.ca
, has a front row seat to the changes in the performing arts industry. As a member of Canada’s Performing Arts Alliance, she is a part of a conversation at a national level and across disciplinary boundaries about the realities of dwindling audience numbers, and the sustainability of the performing arts sector.
JOHN TERAUDS | An opera singer's treasure trove
History is so grand in the opera world, that it was a particular pleasure to discover something small and intimate – but with a big backstory – on the shores of Lake George in New York State during a Sunday drive last weekend.
SCRUTINY | U of T Opera's Gershwin May Not Be The Best Fit, But Still Has A Blast
Questionable repertoire aside, University of Toronto Opera's George Gershwin 'Of Thee I Sing' showcases great singing, and even makes a nod to Trump.
Weekend listening: Andrianne Pieczonka, Jane Archibald and other operatic riches
The production starred two of the great Canadian sopranos of our time — Adrianne Pieczonka in the title role and Jane Archibald as Zerbinetta — and was beautifully conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.
It's high time to reconsider applause at classical concerts
Most believe that applause spoils the mood and flow of a piece or set of pieces, especially in the case of “serious” music.
THE VOICE | Christine Goerke: This Valkyrie Rocks! (Profile)
By Neil Crory on February 6, 2015
Those who have met and/or worked with the American dramatic soprano, Christine Goerke describe her as "fun to be with", "unassuming", "down to earth", "hard working", "a real charmer" - the furthest one can get from your stereotypical, card-carrying Valkyrie...
THE SCOOP | Against the Grain Go Baroque For The 2017–18 Season
Toronto’s Against the Grain Theatre has announced the long-awaited details on their 2017–18 season this afternoon, including two surprises that we didn't see coming.
Opera review: Opera 5 veers from chaos to wonder with Spanish works at Gallery 345
Opera 5, a group of young professionals with interesting ideas, close their first, three-production season with rare (for Toronto) Spanish-language one-act operas — El retablo de maese Pedro by Manuel de Falla and Goyescas by Enrique Granados — at Parkdale’s intimate Gallery 345.
Album reviews: The operatic passions of Karina Gauvin, Marie-Nicole Lemieux and William Christie
The history of opera is an ongoing pendulum swing that began with the dramatic simplicity of the text at the start of the 17th century in Italy, and gradually became more vocally and instrumentally embellished, then was confronted with a back-to-basics movement in the mid-18th century.
THE SCOOP | Man Issues Formal Apology For Scattering Ashes At The MET
Roger Kaiser, the Dallas man responsible for scattering the ashes of his deceased "mentor" over top of a working orchestra pit at the MET last weekend, issues a formal apology.