Monthly Archives: October 2011

OPERA HAMILTON AT THE DOFASCO CENTRE FOR THE ARTS: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

Hugh Russell as Figaro in Opera Hamilton’s production of The Barber of Seville.   In Opera Hamilton’s latest Il Barbiere di Siviglia, director Brent Krysa has created a freshly imaginative and hilariously detailed theatrical realization of Rossini’s comically exhilarating score. … Continue reading

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TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

A good part of my musical lifetime flashed before my eyes recently at Roy Thompson Hall as I contemplated the cover of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s program. Of the ten conductors on display, I have experienced nine in live performance, … Continue reading

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CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S RIGOLETTO

In the Canadian Opera Company’s cerebrally insistent production of Rigoletto, now at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto, Quinn Kelsey in the title role asserts a commanding physical presence and a dynamic voice. Be he mean or gentle or haunted, … Continue reading

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