Music Arts Reviews

The Vancouver Opera team manages to weave in the wry, biting humour and soul-baring authenticity of spoken-word star (and librettist) Shane Koyczan, whose real-life story inspired all this.
The Elgar was great, but the Vaughan Williams was a revelation.
If this is any indication of what VO has in store as the season unfolds, it’s going to be one hell of a ride.
The VSO’s strong performance offers a reliable indication that the season to come will be both challenging and rewarding.
Credit must be given to Music on Main artistic director David Pay for bringing his personal vision of Orpheus to life with this multimedia event.
The ambitious new opera Pauline may not get everything right, but it gets the most important thing right.
The only bad news? It’s not going to happen again in 2015.
From its lush music to its army of on-stage talent, Don Carlo is notoriously challenging. And damned if the Vancouver Opera doesn’t pull it off.
My new favourite composer died 308 years ago, and I look forward to hearing fresh music from him soon.