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PREVIEW | A Rough and Tumble Guide to Summer Festivals in Ontario

By Sara Schabas on June 23, 2017

The summer music season is upon Ontario. Here are Musical Toronto's music festival picks from across the province.
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INTERVIEW | An Operatic Suffragette to Commemorate Women's Rights Today

By Sara Schabas on June 22, 2017

Opera5's new production serves as a reminder of the women's rights movement, as relevant as ever today.
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LISZTS | Seven Pieces In Honour Of Father's Day

By Sara Schabas on June 18, 2017

In honour of Father's Day, here's a playlist looking at the complex relationships between Dads and their musical offspring.
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SCRUTINY | Blythwood Winds Shows Off Five Female Composers On The Rise

By Sara Schabas on June 12, 2017

It is no secret there is a crisis surrounding gender balance in classical music composition. But in Toronto’s Heliconian Hall Saturday night, the scales were tipped, at least temporarily.
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FEATURE | Toronto Loves To Sing: The Rise Of Choir! Choir! Choir! And Acquired Taste

By Sara Schabas on June 2, 2017

What do Toronto-based string players, pianists and woodwind players do on their off days? They sing, of course.
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INTERVIEW | In Conversation With William Shookhoff: The Father Of Indie Opera T.O.

By Sara Schabas on May 25, 2017

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. The story of Opera by Request, one of Toronto's first indie opera companies.
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FEATURE | How A Toronto Neighbourhood Inspired A Homegrown La bohème

By Sara Schabas on May 17, 2017

Against The Grain Theatre brings Puccini’s La bohème back to the dive bar.
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LISZTS | Classical Music For Mother’s Day

By Sara Schabas on May 14, 2017

A list of Classical Music, some happy, most sad, inspired by composers and librettists’ appreciation of and love for mothers.
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INTERVIEW | Natalya Gennadi: "It's Like Tosca And Traviata In One Opera"

By Sara Schabas on May 14, 2017

Natalya Gennadi sheds any preconceptions on being unexpectedly cast in Tapestry Opera's Oksana G.
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HOT TAKE | Female Composers In Musical Toronto

By Sara Schabas on May 2, 2017

Only 1.8 percent of music programmed by major U.S. orchestras is written by women. How does Toronto fare?
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