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9/30/2009

Madama Butterfly Reviews

The critics are raving about Madama Butterfly!

John Terauds, Toronto Star

"Saturday night, Romanian soprano Adina Nitescu made a spectacular Toronto debut in the lead role, Cio-Cio-San. Her dramatic, slightly raw-edged timbre, remarkable vocal control and still intensity riveted the audience from first greeting her new husband, Lt. Pinkerton, to the moment she plunges a dagger into her abdomen when she finds out that he has married someone else and is about to take her son back with him to the United States."

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5/7/2009

A Midsummer Night's Dream Reviews

The critics are raving about A Midsummer Night's Dream:

"'Let us recount our dreams.' These words, sung near the end of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, neatly summarize the entire opera, as well as the Canadian Opera Company's first-ever performance of it, which looked and sounded very much like a dream come true."

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4/21/2009

La Boh�me Reviews

The reviews are in:

"Puccini's 1896 La Bohème is an oddball opera that combines realism with romanticism in a score so lean that it doesn't require arty or academic commentary. Director Maer Gronsdal Powell and set designer Wolfram Skalicki offer a naturalist setting wherein this tragedy unfolds effortlessly. The resulting three hours pass quickly, propelled by performances that encapsulate the story's merriment and the gravitas of Paris's Latin Quarter during a 19th-century winter."

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