FITS & BURSTS | What Does WebMD Say About Opera Characters?
WebMD diagnoses some of our favourite opera character's medical symptoms.
SCRUTINY | Toronto and Montreal Swap Orchestras
MSO brings Sibelius, Mozart, and Samy Moussa to Roy Thomson Hall.
PROFILE | Artist in Focus: Charlotte Burrage
on Joseph So May 13, 2015
For mezzo Charlotte Burrage, May 15th 2015 will mark her COC main-stage debut in a lead role, as the spunky and mischievous Rosina in The Barber of Seville...
COFFEE BREAK | Itzhak Perlman Tells Hilarious Story About How to Play Staccato (Video)
Video: Itzhak Perlman gives a masterclass in 1978 with a very young violinist Cho-Liang Lin. After observing his technique, Perlman tells a hilarious story about how to play staccato...
SCRUTINY | Talisker Players’ Close 20th Season with a Little Help From the Gods
A glance at their programs over the years indicates the stimulating range of themes they have chosen throughout the seasons, from the poignancy of loss captured under the theme of
Time & Tide, to the mystery of sleep and dreams in an evening entitled Starry Night.
CRITIC’S PICKS | Ten Musical Outings You Should Do This Week
May 12 - 18: Musical Toronto’s weekly Critic’s Picks are a fully curated list of some of the best concerts happening now through the end of the week.
COOL STUFF #7 | The Opera Platform: Free Live Opera Streaming Service
New opera streaming website The Opera Platform to offer free live performances worldwide.
THE SCOOP | Toronto Conductor Nathan Brock Lands Major Gig With Hamburg State Opera
Canadian conductor Nathan Brock moves to Hamburg, Germany this summer to join the conducting staff of the Hamburg State Opera.
INTERVIEW | Toronto Summer Music Festival 2015: The New World (Preview)
on Joseph So May 11, 2015
Toronto Summer Music Festival Artistic Director Douglas McNabney talks about the art of programming this year’s Festival.
CD REVIEWS | Two New Enescu Discoveries: Axel Strauss/Ilya Poletaev (Naxos) & Hannu Lintu/Truls Mørk (Ondine)
Although Enescu never received the adulation he deserved for his music during his lifetime, in recent years his music is being “rediscovered”, as it were, and these two new recordings should help to move along the Enescu revival.
THE VOICE | COC: Lepage Landmark Double Bill Revived (Review)
Dramatically, the pairing of these two gripping psychological studies is a natural fit. Musically, however, they are light years apart. Neil Crory reviews.
Q&A | 14 Questions For Peter Oundjian
Did you know Peter Oundjian wishes he could play the Electric guitar? TSO conductor Peter Oundjian, answers our 14 questions.