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February 8   -  

Lebrecht CD of the Week - Bartók: 44 Duos (Decca)

Sarah and Deborah Nemtanu - Bartók: 44 Duos (Decca) 4/5 stars It has been an age since I looked to my shelves for a work by a major composer and found that, after 40 years of building a library, I don’t have it. Nor, so far as I ...

February 7   -  

This Week in Toronto (Feb. 8 - 14)

My Toronto Concert Picks for the Week of Feb. 8 to 14 ~ Joseph So Josef Wagner (Figaro) and Jane Archibald (Susanna) (Photo: Michael Cooper) This is a particularly rich week for opera/voice lovers. The two productions of Canadian Opera ...

February 2   -  

Cette semaine à Montréal (1 à 7 février) / This Week in Montreal (February 1–7)

Romanticism and Exoticism with the OM Julian Kuerti offers two visions of Oriental exoticism : the delicious tales of One Thousand and One Nights with mezzo soprano Michèle Losier, and the Symphonic Suite of Rimski-Korsakov. Maison ...

February 1   -  

Lebrecht CD of the Week - Wihan Quartet: Dvořák/Janáček (Nimbus Alliance)

The Wihan Quartet - Dvořák, Suk, Janáček (Nimbus Alliance) Rating: 4/5 stars It must be something in the plum juice that produces, generation after generation, a cluster of distinctive string quartets from the country ...

February 1   -  

Otello brings murder, mayhem, mischief and 'green-ey'd' monsters to Montreal

By Naomi Gold FOR Montreal opera and theatre aficionados, the afterglow of new year’s will radiate through late January to early February with the creative brilliance of Otello. Conceived when Giuseppe Verdi's music met William ...

January 31   -  

This Week in Toronto (Feb. 1 - 7)

My Toronto Concert Picks for the Week of Feb. 1 to 7 ~ Joseph So The big news for Toronto opera fans this week is the opening of the second production of the Canadian Opera Company's winter season, Marriage of Figaro.  We ...

January 25   -  

Lebrecht CD of the Week - Manhattan Intermezzo (Naxos)

Editor's Note: La Scena Musicale is pleased to welcome back contributor Norman Lebrecht for his weekly CD reviews, which will be posted online on Mondays and appear in the print edition.  Read Norman's regular CD reviews and columns at ...

January 25   -  

Cette semaine à Montréal (25 à 31 janvier) / This Week in Montreal (January 25–31)

Opera McGill: L'Elisir d'amore Opera McGill’s annual mainstage opera is a production of Donizetti’s comic opera L’Elisir d’amore, known for great arias including Nemorino’s “Una ­furtive ...

January 24   -  

This Week in Toronto (Jan. 25 - 31)

My Toronto Concert Picks for the Week of January 25 to 31 ~ Joseph So Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) and Christine Goerke (Brunnhilde) Photo: Michael Cooper Canadian Opera Company's winter season opened with Siegfried  last ...

January 23   -  

TSO's Semi-staged Mozart Requiem Brings the Divine to the Human Level

Semi-staged Mozart Requiem Brings Grieving and Loss to the Human Level ~ Joseph So Mozart: Requiem Lydia Teuscher, soprano / Allyson McHardy, mezzo / Frederic Antoun, tenor / Philippe Sly, bass-baritoneAmadeus Choir and Elmer Iseler ...
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