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Night of the living mezzos

As previously revealed the line up for last night’s Centre Stage; the COC’s gala competition cum Ensemble Studio final audition featured four mezzos, two sopranos and two baritones.   753 more words


Pyramus and Thisbe - a world premiere

The new COC creation Pyramus and Thisbe with music by Monteverdi and Barbara Monk Feldman opened last night at the Four Seasons Centre.  I was expecting abstract and cerebral, which it is, but I was rather expecting that I might admire it more than enjoy it.   780 more words



Rasulullah jelas bukan orang Sunda. Bukan pula orang Jawa, Minang, Batak, Bali, Bugis, atau aneka etnik di Nusantara lainnya. Pribadi Yang Terpilih itu adalah orang Arab. 492 more words


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