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Rusalka, COC, 2019

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Sondra Radvanovsky proves yet again she's one of the best singing actors of our time in this gorgeous version of Dvorak's fairy-tale opera Read more

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Tamara Wilson in Turandot, 2019

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Robert Wilson's production is visually striking and well sung, but the performers are directed to be like automatons Read more

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Dean Burry and Yvette Nolan's opera brings the woman who helped document the history of the Boethuk Indigenous communities to vivid life Read more

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Gerald Finley, Russell Thomas in Otello, COC 2019

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David Alden's staging of Verdi's dark masterpiece has a strong point of view and features thrilling performances Read more

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La Boheme, Canadian Opera Company, 2019

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If you're new to opera or an aficionado, this handsome staging of Puccini's tearjerker will win you over Read more

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Against the Grain's production of Claude Vivier's dreamlike work is an absorbing, immersive experience Read more

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Chris Thornborrow and Julie Tepperman's opera/musical theatre hybrid confronts campus rape culture with urgency and artistry Read more

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There are thrilling dramatic moments and lots of great singing, especially from Christine Goerke, Erin Wall and Wilhelm Schwinghammer, but not all of this revival works this time out. Read more

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

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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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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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