3.0★ ★ ★

Orpheus

Opera  Atelier’s production of Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice is a delight precisely because it brings back a pristine, classical approach to opera in keeping with Gluck’s desire to capture a more “natur...
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...