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Against Nature

James Kudelka’s masterpiece, Against Nature, returns to the stage at Citadel + Compagnie. Against Nature is based on À rebours (1884), by the Frenc...
3.5★ ★ ★
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Otello

I will readily admit that Otello is my personal favorite of all Verdi operas. The magnificent choruses, searing ensembles, and tender arias, all frame...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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La Bohème

La Bohème Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica Canadian Opera Company Directed by John Caird Cast (in order of appearanc...
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Escaped Alone

The set for the Canadian premiere of Caryl Churchill’s 2016 one-act play Escaped Alone—a spare, well-lit rectangle of floor space flanked on both side...
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Hadrian

The Canadian Opera Company’s new commission, Hadrian, proves without doubt that Contemporary Canadian Opera is alive and very well indeed. Hadrian ...
COC Eugene Onegin 2018 c Michael Cooper
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Eugene Onegin

It’s difficult to point out what it was, exactly, about this afternoon’s performance of Onegin that didn’t quite take flight. The minimalist productio...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Eugene Onegin

It’s difficult to point out what it was, exactly, about this afternoon’s performance of Onegin that didn’t quite take flight. The minimalist productio...
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Coriolanus

One might dub 2018 the year of Robert Lepage. March saw the reprisal of his spectacular production for the Canadian Opera Company, The Nightingale and...
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The Tempest

Whether you are a child, a casual visitor to the theatre, or a Shakespeare buff, Antoni Cimolino’s new production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest will de...
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Anna Bolena

The COC wraps up Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy with a new production of Anna Bolena, the tragic bel canto opera based loosely on the life of Anne Boleyn. ...