King Lear
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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★ ★
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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★ ★ ★
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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 fi...
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2.0★ ★
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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 tra...
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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...