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For the past two decades, there have been two small companies in Toronto devoting themselves to creating new Canadian operas: Tapestry, and Queen of Puddings Music Theatre. But then, this winter, Queen of Puddings announced it was closing shop.
A WHOLE lotta history has been playing out in the time-traveling Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. For music fans, some of the most momentous moments will be recalled at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall on Sunday, as Rufus Wainwright ...
The Quebec-born soprano first tackled the role of Violetta at the young age of 20, performed the full-length opera at age 30, and has since sung the part more times than she can remember. “Since I was very young, it was a challenge, so I just attacked ...
The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is off to a busy spring season with three largescale operas gracing the stage from April 17 to May 25: Donizetti's gothic tragedy “Lucia di Lammermoor,” Richard Strauss's dark and sensual “Salome,” and Poulenc's ...
Almost everyone who has heard it through the years since its première in 1879 has agreed. They include Tom Diamond, director of Edmonton Opera's new production, which opens at the Jubilee on Friday, and conductor James Meena, who says quite simply, ...
“We want to make Luminato a home for the creation of new pieces,” said artistic director Jorn Weisbrodt, speaking on the phone from London, where he witnessed the English National Opera premiere last week of Sunken Garden, a co-commissioned ...

There is no surprise in the offices of Manitoba Opera that Aida, dubbed the grandest money machine in opera, will draw the largest audience since The Magic Flute in 2011.

It was expected that the Verdi fan favourite, which opens tonight, would sell at least 80 per cent of its tickets, as did Mozart's The Magic Flute.

They always do. Both titles are among what has been dubbed MO's "necessary nine": the exclusive group of operas that are proven box office winners.

Opera dominates alternative content on the big screen in territories across Europe, according to the first report into the sector by IHS Screen Digest undertaken in association with the Event Cinema Association. In the UK, opera totals 39.7% of the ...
The New York Opera Alliance wants to help independent companies and producers share marketing, fundraising, costumes and other resources. Nineteen companies have signed up so far, from veteran groups like the Bronx Opera Company to newcomers such as On Site Opera.
"Why not?" says Capalbo, the star of the Manitoba Opera revival of Aida opening April 13 at the Centennial Concert Hall. "It's Verdi. I love singing Verdi. That's what I do. The whys and wherefores of whether or not to do it again is not in my thought ...

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