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This unnerving encounter occurred Wednesday night as I struggled into my costume for the first dress rehearsal of Manitoba Opera's production of Verdi's Rigoletto, which opens Saturday night at the Centennial Concert Hall. It was the dramatic moment ...
Bernard Turgeon, who has sung more than 150 roles on stages around the world in his 60-plus year career, will be recognized for his "invaluable contribution" to the Canadian opera scene. He joins 53 other inductees. Born in Edmonton in 1931, Turgeon ...

For Episode 6, the “All-Blogger Edition”, we welcome back John Gilks and Leslie Barcza, and for the first time, Lydia Perovic. Hosting once again is the COC’s Adult Programs Manager, Gianmarco Segato.

No explanation for the opera – it was one of Verdi's final operas, an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, and coming on the heels of the U.S. election, the story of a heroic Moorish general who becomes embroiled in the palace intrigues of the ...
Renowned Spanish tenor Placido Domingo will be named a UNESCO goodwill ambassador in recognition of his singing career and support for young opera singers, the United Nations' cultural agency said on Wednesday.

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