TRUTH AND MATTER | Why Artists Create And The Power Of Being Useful
"As creators, we send our work into the world hoping to find an audience, but not only for that reason. We send it out mostly because we believe in it..." William Beauvais shares his wisdom on creativity and passing it forward.
Classical 101 | Castrati: The Incredible History Of The Men Who Sang Like Women
By Brian Chang on January 16, 2017
Castrati were world's first real superstars. But the history behind the men who could sing like women has an interesting twist. Brian Chang explains.
CRITIC'S PICKS | 10 Classical Music Shows You Should Absolutely See This Week
By Joseph So on January 16, 2017
Critic’s Picks for classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of Jan. 16 – 22.
RECORD KEEPING | Naxos Die Walküre May Rank As One Of The Best Ever
Naxos raises the bar with Wagner Die Walküre release featuring Petra Lang, Heidi Melton, Michelle DeYoung, Stuart Skelton, and Matthias Goerne.
SCRUTINY | Batsheva Dance Company Draws Out The Curious With Decadance 2017
Choreographer Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company invite Toronto to look through the human lens in "Decadance 2017".
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Boris Giltburg's Shostakovich's Piano Concertos "Almost Faultless"
Boris Giltburg joins the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in a new Naxos release that may make you rethink the standard approach to Shostakovich's Piano Concertos.
PREVIEW | Canadian Opera Company Announces Scintillating 2017-18 Season
By Joseph So on January 12, 2017
The Canadian Opera Company announce 2017-18 season with six new operas (three new productions/three revivals) including Verdi's Rigoletto.
COFFEE BREAK | Toronto's Ladom Ensemble Plays Radiohead Better Than Radiohead
Classically trained and globally minded Ladom Ensemble release video of Radiohead's "Weird Fishes".
SCRUTINY | TSO Bring Gravitas To Magnificent Mozart With Two Young Canadian Prodigies
The TSO highlight Mozart's genius with a program featuring 14-year-old Canadian Leonid Nediak, and 20-year-old Canadian violinist Kerson Leong.
THE SCOOP | Composers Up In Arms About Low Award For Canada 150 Composers Competition
Canadian composers launch a petition to protest low award for a Canada 150 composition competition launched by the Canadian House of Commons.