Q&A | 20 Questions for Aprile Millo
After filling in for an indisposed soprano at the Metropolitan Opera in 1984, Aprile Millo got her big break as Amelia, in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. The reviews rolled in, calling her “the Verdi soprano we’ve all be waiting for.” Performing in over 160 performances across 15 different, she has since gone on to become one of the most essential spinto sopranos of our time. She has performed alongside Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Ben Heppner, Herbert von Karajan, Riccardo Muti, James Levine, and Giuseppe Sinopoli (to name a few). Franco Zeffirelli chose her as the singing voice of Elizabeth Taylor in the bio film, “Young Toscanini”. Her career has been nothing short of remarkable, and based upon a single foundation: her voice.
Q&A | 28 Questions For Rosemarie Umetsu
Rosemarie Umetsu answers 28 questions, including the strangest place she's ever been, and things that make Toronto a great place to live.
INTERVIEW | Passion And Creativity: Conversations With Brian Finley
By Joseph So on June 3, 2016
"I’m not an aggressively bizarre composer, but I’m colourful." Composer-pianist Brian Finley chats about his new opera, The Pencil Salesman, premiering this June at The Westben Arts Festival.
FIVE MINUTES | On Reaching Beyond With Rose Bolton
With this series, we push some of Toronto’s best composers to the centre stage and pry into their creative practice. This week, we meet Rose Bolton.
Q&A | 66 Questions for James Westman
Baritone James Westman answers 66 of life's most pressing questions, including his shoe of choice, and his favourite swearword.
Q&A | 30 Questions for Alexander Neef
COC general director Alexander Neef answers our 30 questions, including his favourite drink: Single malt Scotch (of course).
Q&A | 20 Questions for Stewart Goodyear
Just mentioning the name, Stuart Goodyear around Toronto and people perk-up. To call him a pianist really doesn't cut it. He's more of a one man phenomenon - a piano superhero of sorts.
Goodyear began his training at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, and has become a go-to soloists for orchestras around the world, including Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra (just to name a few)...
Q&A | 14 Questions For Peter Oundjian
Did you know Peter Oundjian wishes he could play the Electric guitar? TSO conductor Peter Oundjian, answers our 14 questions.
Q&A | 24 Questions For Elinor Frey
Cellist Elinor Frey answers 24 questions, including her favourite films and the luckiest moments of her life.