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Singer/songwriter's ambitious second opera lacks a heart and a consistent musical tone Read more

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Michael Cooper coopershoots.com

Director Robert Carsen and designer Michael Levine's atmospheric staging takes its cues from Tchaikovsky's elegiac, melancholic score Read more

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Michael Cooper coopershoots.com

The meandering libretto is a narrative mess of historically inaccurate melodrama, but the singers come through with regal performances Read more

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Evocative projections, burlesque dancers and a soprano cavorting in the air are among the additions to this sexy production, but the story about love and grief still shines through Read more

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Michael Cooper

Robert Lepage's remount of his Stravinsky short works program features puppets, acrobats and 67 tons of water – this ain't your typical night at the opera Read more

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Canadian Stage and Tapestry Opera's new operatic adaptation of the Gogol story proves things don't always need to be altered Read more

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Michael Cooper

Wajdi Mouawad's well-intentioned production of the problematic Mozart opera adds layers of nuance – but also causes serious pacing issues Read more

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Despite some fine performances, Christopher Alden's Canadian Opera Company production is a cerebral affair that has as much passion as a sack of mud Read more

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Njo Kong Kie’s haunting opera has the feel of a work that will last Read more

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Michael Cooper

Donizetti’s comic opera is undermined by an uneven cast and the relocation of the story from Europe to small-town Ontario Read more

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Michael Cooper

Canadian Opera Company's long overdue first production of Strauss's opera has a weird story, but its heart is in the right place Read more

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Cheol Joon Baek

They’re web-savvy, cost-conscious, will travel the world to see shows... and they’re young Read more

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Walk-about opera set in and around Todmorden Mills in the Don Valley is full of clever wordplay and intimate performances Read more

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New opera about a Ukrainian woman kidnapped and forced into prostitution feels sensationalistic at times, but still hits some strong notes Read more

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English version of Puccini’s classic will entertain long-time opera fans and newcomers Read more

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