Die Walküre
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Die Walküre

The Canadian Opera Company's magnificent remounting of their 2006 production of Wagner's Die  Walküreis a striking example of Toronto's steady coming-of-age as a city that can hold its own with the best in No...
Don Giovanni
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Don Giovanni

Dmitri Tcherniakov's mesmerizing co-production of Mozart's Don Giovanni opened at the Canadian Opera Company's Four Seasons Theater after resounding success in Teatro Real Madrid, and the Festival d'Aix-en-Prov...
3.0★ ★ ★

Arcadia

Tom Stoppard's Arcadia is arguably about the nature of genius (among other things), but sadly the genius in tonight's production, with a few exceptions, remained largely in the script and not on stage. I'll rea...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Alcina

Opera Atelier's Canadian Premiere of Handel's Alcina meets every expectation that we have of the company – it is sexy, smart, visually delightful, and with the precisely voluptuous sound that we expect from a...
King Lear
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

King Lear

As I sit down to write this review, I remember the gut wrenching howl rising from the depths of a human soul as an old man staggers forward carrying his dead daughter. I begin to shake again, and I can barely k...
Hercules
2.0★ ★

Hercules

When Peter Sellars was commissioned to reprise his 2011 production of Handel's Hercules for the Canadian Opera Company, I expected the effect to be politically charged and minimalist. After all, Sellars is fame...
A Masked Ball
3.0★ ★ ★

A Masked Ball

“Are you enjoying the performance?” “The singing!” This snippet of conversation, overheard in the foyer of the Four Seasons Centre during the first intermission, just about sums up the audience re...