Musically, Only an Octave Apart has no business being so clever. The aria/song mash-ups are the product of a lot of thought and respect for the original works, but they're also so much fun.
On February 9 at 7:30pm ET, join PROTOTYPE's listening party, featuring the soon-to-be-released album by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek, Am I Born.
The company has a triumphant opening night in spite of off-stage challenges.
I have to admit, after a while, the music did draw me in. This is an opera I suspect some people will have to sit with, but it will pull you into its language. And when it does, it does feel remarkably transformative afterwards.
Next month, Pecak will make his principal conducting debut with Chicago Opera Theatre, in the world premiere of The Beekeeper. The opera is a one-act with music by Wang Lu and a libretto by Kelley Rourke that hints at mystery and a bit of spookiness.
Inside Calgary Opera’s preparations for The Merry Widow in spite of COVID.
I have a special spot in my heart for this 2011 opera, often billed as Svadba-Wedding. I saw it in what I believe was it's earliest stages, in rehearsals for the first performance with Queen of Puddings Theatre in Toronto.
In the before times, I was all for stories that had big emotions and swept me out of reality; now, it feels futile to expect that a great high note can affect us with the same ease that it did before we all lost ourselves to a public health emergency.
To date, LYNX has worked with fifteen young writers and fifteen composers on new commissions which range in topic from experiences as a person with autism to climate change to favorite foods.
On this night, the company’s full roster of emerging artists (now branded as the McPhee Artists in honour of the company’s longtime Artistic Director and CEO) enchanted the audience with a whimsical production that the whole family would enjoy.