Arabella Canadian Opera Company
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The COC begins its 2017 season with a magnificent premier of Richard Strauss’s well beloved Arabella.

Louis Riel

Canada is 150 years old, and we celebrate this nation’s many evolutions...
Split Screen Stereophonic Peggy Baker Dance Projects
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Split Screen Stereophonic

P[/dropcap]eggy Baker Dance Projects’ Split Screen Stereophonic reprises four masterworks from the company’s recent repertoire.
Ariodante Canadian Opera Company
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There really is only one word that can describe the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Handel’s Ariodante: Wow. We’re not talking about high-tech digital gimmicks, elaborately constructed sets ...
3.0★ ★ ★


As the lights went down in the Festival Theater, expectations were high. The venue was packed to capacity as this Canadian summer ritual enfolded. The play, on the other hand, was anything but summery, as we we...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★


How apt that Opera Atelier has chosen to open its 30th anniversary season with its faultless Armide. Brought first to Toronto's Elgin Theatre in 2012 when it also graced the Palace at Versaille, this is surely ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Dybbuk

At the end of Soulpepper's world premier of The Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds, the audience leapt to its feet, giving the entire cast a standing ovation; I was not one such enthusiastic applauder, finding mysel...
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Bluebeard’s Castle/Erwartung

Fierce, obsessive, passionate, and confounding, Robert Lepage's famed production of Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartung comes home to Toronto, and after 22 years (and a few rev...