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Adam Moscoe

Adam Moscoe AKA florezrocks is based in Ottawa, where he is an active member of the performing arts community. His life-long passion for musical theatre extended to opera and classical music in his later teen years. He performs a wide range of vocal music with the Ewashko Singers, frequently appearing with the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

I wake up screaming

“Töt erst sein Weib!” shrieks Anja Kampe as Leonore during the very first moments of Andreas Homoki’s ingenious production of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, at Opernhaus Zürich. Read more »

Cid; vicious

In his first appearance on the stage of Paris’ Palais Garnier, Roberto Alagna, as the newly knighted Rodrigue, was confronted with a profound dilemma: to obey or ignore his father’s orders to strike revenge against the man who insulted and disarmed his father (Don Diègue) in a jealous rage. The offending man in question is actually the father of Rodrigue’s bride to be. Yikes!   Read more »

Berlin im Licht

I had been long anticipating my return to the German capital after an unforgettable and intense summer studying there in 2011. One can scarcely walk a meter without encountering a stark reminder of the city’s turbulent past. Yet coming from placid, luxurious Geneva, where I am currently living, Berlin felt even more jarring than usual.   Read more »

Plain and simple

Michael Volle is not into bling,” begins an article in ACT-O, the glossy magazine of the Grand Théâtre de Genève. The piece goes on to describe Mr. Volle’s recent emergence as one of the world’s leading bass-baritones, who just last year made his Met Opera debut in Arabella and this season sang what I hear was a formidable Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. His performance was described as “tall, sturdy and commanding,” qualities necessary for a role like Hans Sachs but perhaps less associated with renowned exponents of the German lied. Read more »

Night and dreams

At the Opernhaus Zürich, the coat check is not optional.

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Females on the beach

Karita Mattila is a gift to this planet.

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Olga Peretyatko has officially left the chorus.

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Capitol gains

Clemency tends to get a bad rap these days, as polities demand swift action by leaders whose mandates to govern are violently threatened by “terrorists.”

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