5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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 Erwart...
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...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Unplugging

The Unplugging, written by Algonquin playwright Yvette Nolan, is not a play driven by action. It’s about dialogue. Most importantly, it’s theatre ...
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 comin...
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 s...
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 exception...
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, 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 h...
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 po...
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 durin...