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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 more

Feb 9, 2018 10:38 AM Opera

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 more

Jan 25, 2018 12:16 AM Opera

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

Nov 16, 2017 4:48 PM Opera 1 Comments


Michael Cooper

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

Oct 18, 2017 6:00 AM Opera


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 more

Oct 12, 2017 10:55 AM Opera


Cheol Joon Baek

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

Oct 10, 2017 5:20 PM Opera

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

Sep 6, 2017 7:20 PM Opera

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

May 24, 2017 10:20 PM Opera

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

May 21, 2017 8:35 PM Opera


Michael Cooper

Adrianne Pieczonka and conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson soar in Puccini melodrama more

May 5, 2017 3:47 PM Opera


Sophie I'Anson

Peter Hinton's direction gives the Harry Somers opera a cohesiveness, sense of purpose and a sensitivity to First Nations people omitted from the original production more

Apr 25, 2017 10:00 AM Opera 1 Comments

The Man Who Married Himself

Orchid Fung

>>> Indian dance and song give excitement to the tale of a love triangle more

Mar 13, 2017 2:13 PM Opera


Michael Cooper

The fourth part of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle sets ruthless power against passionate love more

Feb 7, 2017 12:30 PM Opera


Michael Cooper

The mostly Canadian cast delivers some sweet notes, but this production features odd inconsistencies more

Jan 25, 2017 4:42 PM Opera

Dido And Aeneas

Bruce Zinger

There’s fine singing but occasionally overdone staging in Opera Atelier’s latest more

Oct 24, 2016 7:54 PM Opera