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LISZTS | Four Famous Operas That Started Out As Flops

By Joseph So on May 17, 2017

La traviata, Carmen, Madama Butterfly, and Barber of Seville are all well-established classic operas. But did you know they all started off as miserable failures?
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CRITIC'S PICKS | 9 Classical Music Shows You Should Absolutely See This Week

By Joseph So on May 15, 2017

Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of May 15 to 21.
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SCRUTINY | Red Giselle Dazzles With Epic Storytelling And Superb Dancing

By Joseph So on May 12, 2017

Eifman Ballet’s Red Giselle Toronto remount remains true to itself as an emotionally powerful and deeply engaging experience.
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SCRUTINY | Yannick Nézet-Séguin Galvanizes The Met's Dutchman Revival

By Joseph So on May 8, 2017

From the first bar of the overture on, for two and a half hours without an intermission, Nézét-Séguin had the audience in his grip, says Joseph So.
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CRITIC'S PICKS | 11 Classical Music Shows You Should Absolutely See This Week

By Joseph So on May 8, 2017

Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of May 8 to 14.
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SCRUTINY | Renée Fleming Bids Farewell To The Marschallin In New Met Der Rosenkavalier

By Joseph So on May 7, 2017

Joseph So on Richard Strauss's “Der Rosenkavalier,” at the Met, starring Renée Fleming as the Marschallin.
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CRITIC'S PICKS | 10 Classical Music Shows You Should Absolutely See This Week

By Joseph So on May 1, 2017

Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of May 1 to 7.
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SCRUTINY | Old School Tosca Caps A Highly Successful COC Season

By Joseph So on May 1, 2017

Warhorse? Potboiler? “Shabby little shocker” as coined by musicologist Joseph Kerman? Never mind! Puccini had the last laugh with Tosca.
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SCRUTINY | Trio Magnifico A Virtual Love-In

By Joseph So on April 26, 2017

Trio Magnifico marks one of the most exciting events of the concert season, and certainly one of the most memorable, ever.
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SCRUTINY | Götz Friedrich Ring Goes Out In A Blaze of Glory With Götterdämmerung

By Joseph So on April 24, 2017

All good things must come to an end, as they say. Just before 2200 hours last Monday at the Deutsche Oper, the last notes of the Immolation Scene from the resplendent orchestra faded into thin air.
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