TORONTO OPERA NEWS COVERAGE

Pacific Opera Victoria Announces Its 2019/20 Season Photo Pacific Opera Victoria Announces Its 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2019

Pacific Opera Victoria announces its 2019/20 season, comprising six operas, including a Canadian premiere and a world premiere production....
VIDEO: First Look At Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company Photo VIDEO: First Look At Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2018

On October 13, 2018, the Canadian Opera Company presented the highly anticipated world premiere of Hadrian by composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor. The opera recounts the epic love story of Roman Emperor Hadrian and his young lover, Antinous. Erased by history, their story is recl...
Review Roundup: Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company Photo Review Roundup: Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2018

On October 13, 2018, the Canadian Opera Company presented the highly anticipated world premiere of Hadrian by composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor. The opera recounts the epic love story of Roman Emperor Hadrian and his young lover, Antinous. Erased by history, their story is recl...
Photo Flash: Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company Photo Photo Flash: Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2018

On October 13, 2018, the Canadian Opera Company presented the highly anticipated world premiere of Hadrian by composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor. The opera recounts the epic love story of Roman Emperor Hadrian and his young lover, Antinous. Erased by history, their story is recl...
Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN Attracts All-Star Cast Photo Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN Attracts All-Star Cast
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2018

On October 13, 2018, the Canadian Opera Company presents the highly anticipated world premiere of Hadrian by composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor....
VIDEO: Get A First Look At COC's EUGENE ONEGIN Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At COC's EUGENE ONEGIN
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2018

The Canadian Opera Company opens its 20182019 season with a stunning new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's timeless cautionary tale, Eugene Onegin. The opera is based on the classic Russian novel-in-verse by Alexander Pushkin and tells the story of one of literature's most iconic anti-heroes....
Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN Attracts All-Star Cast Photo Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN Attracts All-Star Cast
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2018

On October 13, 2018, the Canadian Opera Company presents the highly anticipated world premiere of Hadrian by composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor....
Pacific Opera Victoria Announces Casting Change Photo Pacific Opera Victoria Announces Casting Change
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2018

Pacific Opera Victoria announces a casting change for the first production of the 2018-19 opera season, Beethoven's Fidelio....
Four Extraordinary Canadians Receive Honorary Fellowships From The Royal Conservatory Photo Four Extraordinary Canadians Receive Honorary Fellowships From The Royal Conservatory Of Music
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2018

Rock legend Robbie Robertson, internationally celebrated soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, and visionary philanthropists Tim and Frances Price have been named Honorary Fellows of The Royal Conservatory. These four extraordinary Canadians received this designation - the highest conferred by The Royal Conse...
BWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Reigns Supreme in the COC's ANNA BOLENA Photo BWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Reigns Supreme in the COC's ANNA BOLENA
by MacKenzie Holland - May 07, 2018

The title role is one of the most challenging soprano roles in the repertoire. Lucky for the Canadian Opera Company, they have one of the world's greatest sopranos leading their cast - Ms. Sondra Radvanovsky....
BWW Review: COC's THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES is a Magical Night at the Op Photo BWW Review: COC's THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES is a Magical Night at the Opera
by MacKenzie Holland - May 03, 2018

The word most-associated with Robert Lepage's THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES is 'magic'. And like 'magic,' you need to see it to believe it. Words simply do not do it justice....
Sondra Radvanovsky Reigns in ANNA BOLENA at the COC Photo Sondra Radvanovsky Reigns in ANNA BOLENA at the COC
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2018

Opera's reigning queen of bel canto, Canadian-American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring to close its 2017/2018 season with Donizetti's Tudor drama, Anna Bolena. Last performed at the COC in 1984, the opera captures the tumultuous final days of Henry VIII'...
Canadian Opera Company General Director Alexander Neef Appointed Artistic Director Of Photo Canadian Opera Company General Director Alexander Neef Appointed Artistic Director Of Santa Fe Opera
by BWW News Desk - February 09, 2018

Today, Canadian Opera Company General Director Alexander Neef was named Artistic Director of Santa Fe Opera by incoming SFO General Director Robert K. Meya, effective October 1, 2018. The announcement followed Meya's own appointment this morning by the SFO Board of Directors, along with English cond...
Fifty Pianists Chosen As Quarterfinalists For The 2018 Honens International Piano Com Photo Fifty Pianists Chosen As Quarterfinalists For The 2018 Honens International Piano Competition
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2018

Fifty concert pianists from 22 countries have been chosen to perform in the Quarterfinals of Canada's 2018 Honens International Piano Competition. The Screening Jury evaluated more than 100 candidate applications based on proposed Competition programming, experience relative to age, and letters of r...
COC to Host the World Premiere of Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN Photo COC to Host the World Premiere of Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2018

The Canadian Opera Company's 2018/2019 season presents the world premiere of Hadrian, a new opera from composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor, which features the highly anticipated COC debuts of international opera stars Thomas Hampson and Karita Mattila....
COC to Present Family-Friendly Production of THE MAGIC VICTROLA Photo COC to Present Family-Friendly Production of THE MAGIC VICTROLA
by BWW News Desk - December 02, 2017

This December, opera's youngest fans can experience a production created just for them with the Canadian Opera Company's new, family-friendly presentation of The Magic Victrola....