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Saturday, February 28, 2015

As a classically trained pianist and former opera singer, Timothy Kennedy Jr. serves as artistic director of Buffalo Opera Unlimited, a company committed to showcasing local and regional talent.Kenned... Read More

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ClassicalMozartDesperate HeroinesSandrine Piau, sopranoThe Mozarteum Orchestra, SalzburgIvor Bolton, conductor[Naive]3.5 starsGet into opera, and one of the first Italian words you will learn will be ... Read More

By Michelle Kearns » Sunday, February 8, 2015

A free opera ticket to see Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in Toronto attracted me for reasons that may not be sensible and proper opera reasons. As a lover of trips, escape from the daily routine, rest... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Sunday, February 8, 2015

Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and Wagner’s “Die Walküre,” on stage for the next few weeks at the Canadian Opera Company, are both new productions, and they... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, February 7, 2015

Midnight, and I am brooding in a Toronto hotel room, wondering if I made a mistake. Have I turned my friend Michelle off to opera for good? It sure looked that way when she went off to bed, sayi... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Marty Merkley, the Chautauqua Institution’s vice president and director of programming, is retiring after 25 years on the job. Merkley, who is credited with helping Chautauqua grow and thrive e... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Canadian Opera Company’s spring season has sprung. On stage at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre, for the next three weeks, are two big masterpieces, operas that belong in anybody’... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, December 4, 2014

The artists of Buffalo Opera Unlimited, who made a splash earlier this year with a pair of 1920s jazz operas, are turning now to a funny but beautiful little opera by Mozart, “The Impresario.” The... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Sunday, November 23, 2014

I have seen some haunting scenes on stage. But ranking up there with the most intense was a scene in the last act of Opera Sacra’s production Saturday of Francis Poulenc’s “The Di... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, November 17, 2014

Premiered at La Scala in 1957, Poulenc’s “The Dialogues of the Carmelites” is all the more chilling because it is based on a true story of the French Revolution. On July 17, 1794,... Read More
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