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Spectacular Madama Butterfly

The Canadian Opera Company (COC) has opened a spectacular production of Giacomo Puccini‘s Madama Butterfly Friday night at the Four Seasons Centre.  The production starred Patricia Racette (Cio-Cio San), Stefano Secco (Pinkerton), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), Dwayne Croft (Sharpless), and Julius … Continue reading

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Hercules at the Canadian Opera

Director Peter Sellars, whose Tristan und Isolde for the COC last season was a huge success, has returned to Toronto for a production of Handel’s Hercules.  The production stars Eric Owens as Hercules, Alice Coote as Dejanira (Hercules’ wife), Richard … Continue reading

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Canadian Opera Company’s Un Ballo in Maschera

Four Seasons Centre (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Last night I attended a performance of the Canadian Opera Company‘s (COC) production of Un Ballo in Mashera (A Masked Ball) by Guiseppe Verdi.  It starred Adrianne Pieczonka (Amelia), Dimitri Pittas (Riccardo), Elena Manistina … Continue reading

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Peter Grimes at the C.O.C.

I attended the October 11th performance of Peter Grimes by the Canadian Opera Company (C.O.C.)  The production is directed by Neil Armfield starring Ben Heppner (Peter Grimes), Ileana Montalbetti (Ellen Orford), Alan Held (Captain Balstrode), Jill Grove (Auntie), and Thomas … Continue reading

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Tristan Und Isolde at the C.O.C.

The Canadian Opera Company (C.O.C.) production of the Wagner’s Tristan Und Isolde is indeed splendid.  While I normally concerned about ‘new’ productions nowadays, this Tristan rises to the occasion, espcecially thanks to its cast which included Ben Heppner (Tristan), Melanie … Continue reading

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