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...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Cosi Fan Tutte (The School for Lovers)

There is a reason why Così Fan Tutte is an opera lover's orphan child. Its plot has repelled and fascinated audiences for over two hundred years, and yet it has survived our changeling humours precisely becaus...
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2.0★ ★

Farther West

It rarely bodes well for a production when muffled titters greet the death of its protagonist, particularly when the play is, by any definition, a tragedy. Sadly, Diana Leblanc's production of Farther West, lef...
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5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

La Bohème

As opera season opens at the Canadian Opera Company, and faithful Torontonians flock by the dozens to the opening night of La Bohème, my eye is caught by a young couple nervously nagivating the exuberant mayhe...