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TORONTO - An opera directed by filmmaker Atom Egoyan and a star-studded 70th birthday celebration for singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell will be part of the Luminato arts festival in Toronto this summer. Organizers say Chinese composer Guo Wenjing's opera ...
A company premiere comes next, a performance of Benjamin Britten's only comic opera, Albert Herring, a co-production with Pacific Opera opening Nov. 30. The work mixes broad farce with more subtle satire rooted in English attitudes toward class and, ...
That might seem funny talk for a customer service worker with four kids, who jumped into the opera game in 2002 with Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex and Symphony of Psalms. Her youngest, Thoreau, turned 6 during rehearsals and got a rousing “Happy Birthday” ...
Two Toronto Baroque ensembles, both with growing international reputations, have announced their seasons for next year. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Opera Atelier (for whom Tafelmusik supplies the music) are both offering new programs full of ...

Stop me if you’ve heard this one – your local symphony has an upcoming production, and in order to draw in a younger crowd offer Tweet Seat tickets. The young kids come, spend the performance merrily on their phones, and head home. The next week, the symphony is slapped with a cease and desist – wait, what?

Montreal soprano, Sasha Djihanian, is one of the current members of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio. At the inaugural Ensemble Studio competition in 2011, Sasha won a spot in the program and left with the top prize of the evening.

And Sellars, whose Tristan und Isolde opens next week at the Four Seasons Centre, will return to Toronto in the spring of 2014 with his daringly contemporary spin on George Frideric Handel's Hercules, which caused a big stir in the opera world when it ...
She is far-removed from the buttoned-up archetype that many picture when thinking of opera music, which makes it all the most interesting - and Canadian - that she, a passionate and outgoing black woman, is one of country's most famous sopranos.
It's Svadba-Wedding, a 51-minute tour-de-force for six singers by Canadian composer Ana Sokolovi, jointly presented by Edmonton Opera and Toronto's Queen of Puddings Theatre. It is half opera, half music-theatre, an amalgam of singing and movement ...
CALGARY, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and Member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia, accompanied by Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, on behalf of ...

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