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Cards on the table

The Canadian Opera Company scored a coup when they secured Christine Goerke for the revival of their Ring productions over the last three seasons.  Read more »

Sag, welch wunderbare Träume

Before audiences around the world saw his celebrated production of Wagner’s Parsifal, Toronto audiences were introduced to the operatic work of Quebec director François Girard at the Canadian Opera Company. He made his company debut with a striking double-bill of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex and Symphony of Psalms, and followed up with his distinctive Siegfried, with Canada’s set designer extraordinaire, Michael Levine, as his collaborative partner in all three.   Read more »

Myths, matched

“CanCon”, or Canadian Content, is always a concern in Canadian cultural discourse. A nation with founding cultural influences from Great Britain and France and continual cultural influence from its prominent neighbour to the south, Canada is always questioning its own cultural identity. This can lead to hypersensitivity when it comes to Canadian content in all areas of arts and culture.  Read more »