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I will readily admit that Otello is my personal favorite of all Verdi operas. The magnificent choruses, searing ensembles, and tender arias, all frame...
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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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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...
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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. ...
The Abduction from the Seraglio Canadian Opera Company Photo Mark Cooper
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Abduction from the Seraglio

The COCs new production of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio attempts much, but delivers little. The production, at first glance, seems replete...