RECORD KEEPING | The Montréal Guitare Trio Never Sounded So Good
Apart from the limited success of the Manual de Falla transcriptions, and the rather short playing time of the CD, Danzas is yet another impressive addition to the Montréal Guitare Trio’s CD anthology.
SCRUTINY | U of T Opera’s Imeneo Offers Fine Musical Qualities And Unconventional Staging
By Joseph So on March 20, 2017
UofT Opera takes an unconventional staging approach to Handel's obscure Imeneo, but was it worth it?
THE SCOOP | Canadian Wins Big (Again) At 2017 Met Opera Auditions
The 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions has announced six winners, including Vancouver-based soprano Kirsten MacKinnon.
CRITIC'S PICKS | 11 Classical Music Shows You Should Absolutely See This Week
By Joseph So on March 19, 2017
Critic’s Picks for classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of March 20–26.
THE SCOOP | Canada Council Unveils $88.5 M Digital Arts Fund At Montreal Arts Summit
The Canada Council unveiled its Arts in a Digital World Fund, an investment of $88.5 M to promote a digitalization movement across Canadian arts sector.
THE SCOOP | Orchestra Toronto Welcomes New Executive Director
Orchestra Toronto names replacement for outgoing Executive Director Samantha Little, starting at the end of the 2016–17 season.
LISZTS | The Best 'Danny Boy' Renditions (For St Patty's Day)
In honour of St Patrick’s Day, here are our picks for the best versions of "O Danny Boy"— (with videos)
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Jonas Kaufmann's Mahler Admirable, But Misguided
This is one of those treasurable major-label releases, made with the best of intentions, in which everything turns out wrong.
SCRUTINY | RCM'S La Cecchina Not Exactly A Cakewalk
By Joseph So on March 16, 2017
RCM Glenn Gould School Opera Program offers A bare-bones and functional La cecchina, but also a vehicle for some serious talent.
RECORD KEEPING | It's All In The Oboes
Albrecht Mayer offers a well-chosen selection of compositions near flawlessly executed by one of the foremost oboists of our time.