Category Archives: Reviews

Reviews of operas, plays, movies, etc. that I have seen.

Idomeneo at Opera Atelier

I caught the last performance of Mozart’s Idomeneo by Opera Atelier on April 13th, 2019 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. The performance starred Colin Ainsworth (Idomeneo), Measha Bruggergosman (Elettra), Wallis Giunta (Idamante), Meghan Lindsay (Llia), Bradley Christensen (Priest), Olivier Laquerre … Continue reading

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Die Walküre: Live in HD

On March 30th, 2019 the Metropolitan Opera (Met Opera) presented Die Walküre as part of their Live in HD broadcast.  The production is the Robert Lepage directed production that premiered several seasons ago. The production stars Christine Goerke (Brünnhilde), Greer … Continue reading

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Adriana Lecouvreur: Met Opera HD Broadcast

I saw the February 27th, 2019 encore performance of Francesco Cilea‘s Adriana Lecouvreur from the Met Opera at the cinema. The performance starred Anna Netrebko as Adriana Lecouvreur, Piotr Beczała as Maurizio, and Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess de Bouillon.  … Continue reading

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Sir Andrew Davis Celebrates 75th Birthday with Wagner and the TSO

I attended the February 2nd 2019 concert at the TSO which was advertised as “Sir Andrew Conducts Wagner”.  The concert happened to also fall on Sir Andrew’s 75th birthday. The concert consisted of Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, Albert Berg’s … Continue reading

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Anna Netrobko leads a Stunning Aida

The Metropolitan Opera (‘The Met’) opened their 2018-2019 Live in HD broadcast series with a performance of Guiseppe Verdi’s Aida.  The production has been in their repertoire for a number of years now, but is still visually stunning, and was … Continue reading

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Eugene Onegin Soars at the COC

I attended the second performance of the Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) production of Eugene Onegin at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on October 4th, 2018.  And it was worth every minute. The production is new for the … Continue reading

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The King and I at the Princess of Wales

I attended the matinee performance on July 14th of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical The King and I at the Princess of Wales. The production starred Jose Llana (The King of Siam), Elena Shaddow (Anna Leonowens), Joan Almedilla (Lady Thiang), Brian … Continue reading

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Sondra Radvanovsky owns Anna Bolena at the COC

I attended the last performance of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at the Canadian Opera Company on May 26th, 2018.  The opera stars Sondra Radvanovsky, who owns the title role of Anna Bolena. The performance stars Ms. Radvanovsky, and also features Christian … Continue reading

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Luisa Miller: Live in HD

I attended the April 14 2018 Metropolitan Opera‘s Live in HD Broadcast of Giuseppe Verdi‘s Luisa Miller.  This is the first time since 2006 that the opera has been performed by the Met, but it was worth the wait. The … Continue reading

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Tosca Succeeds in HD

On Saturday January 27th, 2018 the Metropolitan Opera (The Met) aired their new production of Puccini’s Tosca.  The director for this production is Sir David McVicar, with sets and costumes by John Macfarlane, and lighting by David Finn.  The conductor … Continue reading

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