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A new program from the COC

This just in from frequent Operaramblings commenter and COC Adult Education Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato.  The COC is launching Opera Insights, a series of free adult education events linked to the productions of the 2015/16 season.   86 more words

Toronto Opera News And Views

Bluebeard's Castle/Erwartung

Robert Lepage’s 1993 double bill production of Bartok’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle and Schoenberg’s Erwartung was the iconic director’s first foray into opera and it has been argued tht it put the COC “on the map” as a serious international opera company.   491 more words


Rahasia Kebal Senjata.

Ada, namun sulit di percaya sebagian kalangan. ADA, namun seolah sebatas Cerita.

Allah swt maha kuasa. Dengan izin Nya, tidak ada yang tidak mungkin bagiNya, memberikan ma’unah/karomah kepada hamba yang di kehendakiNya. 98 more words


Siegmund II

I was back at the Four Seasons Centre last night to have another look at the COC’s Die Walküre.  The big news, which I heard pretty much as soon as I arrived, was that cover Issachah Savage would be singing Siegmund in place of an indisposed Clifton Forbis.   403 more words


Christine Goerke debuts as Brünnhilde at COC.

Christine Goerke made her stage debut as Brünnhilde last night in Atom Egoyan’s production of Die Walküre at the COC.  She didn’t disappoint.  It’s a big voice with ringing high notes that ping over the orchestra.   563 more words


Why productions succeed in one place but not another?

In an age of co-productions many opera productions are seen in multiple houses.  Some of them we get to see in multiple guises.  For example I’ve seen Tcherniakov’s… 678 more words


More "oy vey" than "¡Olé!"

First a disclaimer, I’m not a huge Massenet fan and even among his works Don Quichotte would rate pretty low with its cheesy melodies and faux Spanoiserie.  460 more words