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Get your Messiah here

As Brian Cohen discovered picking a Messiah is a tricky business.  So is picking a Messiah.  As usual the winter solstice season in Toronto offers multiple options.   318 more words

Toronto Opera News And Views

Armide’s Arabic calligraphy; after the hustings

It rained a lot yesterday in Toronto. I encountered a man on the Spadina street car. He was carrying home a large boxed toy for his son cheering up the gloomy day. 1,112 more words


Opera Atelier at 30

Opera Atelier opened their 30th season last night with Lully’s Armide.  It’s hard to think of a work that better encapsulates what Opera Atelier is and has always aspired to be.   472 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

The Human Passions

Tafelmusik’s opening concert of the season, The Human Passions, was structured around the idea that baroque composers use the soloist in a piece; instrumentalist or vocalist, to explore an emotion and that, in the baroque world, from this point of view, the human voice is just another instrument to be explored/exploited.   459 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

This week

I think it’s about time I started doing a weekly preview of upcoming Toronto events.  I’m going to try and make this in a regular slot, probably Sunday, so this is a bit late.   194 more words

Toronto Opera News And Views

Opera Atelier reverts to style

Opera Atelier’s spring production; Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydyce, opened last night under most unspringlike conditions.  Much had been made in the run up to the opening of the use of Berlioz’ 1859 performing edition, representing Tafelmusik’s deepest push into the 19th century and I think many of us were wondering how far this somewhat different sensibility would be reflected in the staging.   657 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

On The Vine – January 2015

Welcome to Musica Viva’s 70th birthday!

Three years ago the outstanding Canadian chamber orchestra, Tafelmusik, performed The Galileo Project around Australia for Musica Viva. It was not widely known then that, just before arriving here, the orchestra had premiered its brand new multimedia project, … 254 more words

Musica Viva Australia