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Book review: Stuart Hamilton memoir like a Saturday afternoon chat with a seasoned raconteur

By John Terauds on October 20, 2012

To anyone familiar with Stuart Hamilton, the longtime Canadian intermission quiz panelist on CBC radio’s Saturday Afternoon at the Opera, his breezy, witty voice comes through loud and clear in his newly published memoir, Opening Windows: Confessions of a Canadian Vocal Coach.
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Breaking: The MET cancels opera broadcast over fears of anti-Semitism *updated*

By Michael Vincent on June 17, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera has announced they will be cancelling the upcoming HD theatrical transmission of John Adams’ opera, The Death of Klinghoffer, originally scheduled for release next November.
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INTERVIEW | Simone Osborne & Gordon Bintner: Partners In Art/Partners In Life

By Joseph So on October 10, 2017

In a candid interview, operatic couple Simone Osborne & Gordon Bintner share their thoughts on life onstage and off.
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SCRUTINY | Florence And Marguerite: Two Tales Of Dream And Delusion

By Joseph So on September 12, 2016

Two movies, two titles, inspired by the same real-life character, that of the American socialite Florence Foster Jenkins.
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BREAKING | Two Canadian Opera Company Performers Seriously Assaulted In Possible Hate Crime

By Jennifer Liu on May 3, 2017

Two First Nations cast members from Canadian Opera Company have allegedly been assaulted between performances of Louis Riel.
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FEATURE INTERVIEW | A Cape Breton Summer: The Bells Of Baddeck

By Joseph So on June 28, 2016

The Bells of Baddeck: Soprano/Voice Teacher/Librettist/Producer Lorna Macdonald talks about her labour of love.
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Tonight and tomorrow: Conductor Edward Gardner's blind dates now include the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

By John Terauds on November 27, 2013

“Sometimes it clicks and sometimes it doesn’t,” he continues, adding that Sir Colin Davis used to refer the first contact between baton and players as “a blind date.”
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University of Toronto Faculty of Music contemplates opera-house upgrade to MacMillan Theatre

By John Terauds on September 28, 2012

For Toronto music and opera fans, the change with the greatest day-to-day impact would be the remaking of the 815-seat MacMillan Theatre from an all-purpose auditorium into a full-featured opera house, complete with horseshoe-shaped balcony seating.
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Against the Grain theatre founders to lead opera workshops, community outreach in Banff

By John Terauds on January 16, 2014

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Album review: Tenor Jonas Kaufmann a prime example of what Wagner should sound like

By John Terauds on February 5, 2013

Sung well, there’s nothing that moves the soul like Wagner’s vocal music. But its intense demands can, over time, abuse the vocal cords. Older Wagnerian tenors often sound ragged as they huff and puff and push out the notes.
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