By embracing the opera's multicultural roots, the Montreal creative team of director Renaud Doucet and set designer André Barbe avoid the pitfalls of the dated “Orientalism” of composer Giacomo Puccini’s time.
What better way to adorn a gala than with something that glitters like maestro Bramwell Tovey's own Time Tracks?
While Bach's mastery of melody and counterpoint carries over into his liturgical offerings, these can at times pose difficulties for contemporary sensibilities.
No wonder the Vancouver Opera chose to include the perennial audience charmer in its inaugural festival.
Sister Helen Prejean herself was on hand for a show that's a must-see for anyone who doubts that opera can speak to the here and now
As Iago, a menacing Gregory Dahl creeps around like a leopard on the prowl, stalking the formidable ramparts and stairs that cut through the bold set
Third World Bunfight production features fierce performances, startling visual design, and irreverent surtitles
Featuring the magnetic Veda Hille, Caroline Shaw, and Adrian Verdejo, this is seasonal music without aesthetic compromise.
Strange puppets bring a cool new twist to a work that's more than a century old, and should fascinate viewers young and old.
Good performances of great music are common, but performances that change the way you hear a great and famous work are rare.
The opening days of Early Music Vancouver's new summer festival illustrate broad range of musical brilliance
Eva Perón remains an enigma long after "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" leaves your brain