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Johannes Debus

Rusalka, COC, 2019

Photo by Michael Cooper

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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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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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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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

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

Opera

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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

Opera

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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 Read more

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Gotterdammerung

Michael Cooper

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

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Ariodante

Michael Cooper

Handel’s gorgeous melodies and a sharp directorial vision combine for great theatre Read more

Opera

The music is more memorable than the staging in classic Verdi opera. Read more

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