Monthly Archives: May 2016

Happy Victoria Day

Today, May 23rd 2016, is Victoria Day in Canada.  I want to wish every Canadian a very happy and safe Victoria Day. Today marks the celebration of the birthday of Canada’s first monarch, Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 to … Continue reading

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Singers Make Elektra in HD Work

The Metropolitan Opera (The Met) completed its 2015-2016 Live in HD broadcasts on April 30th, 2016 with a performance of Richard Strauss’ Elektra.  The production premiered in Europe and was directed by the late Patrice Chéreau. The production stars Nina … Continue reading

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Maometto II a Success for the COC

The Canadian Opera Company (COC) opened the Canadian premiere of Gioachino Rossini‘s opera Maometto on Friday night.  The opera stars Luca Pisaroni as Maometto, Leah Crocetto as Anna, Bruce Sledge as Erisso, and Elizabeth DeShong as Calbo. The production is … Continue reading

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