The Dora Mavor Moore Awards, an annual ceremony honouring the best in
Toronto Theatre, handed out three awards to the COC's artists on Monday
Orfeo ed Euridice, directed by the Toronto-born Robert Carsen, won the award for Outstanding Production (Opera Division).
Alan Oke, who played Gustav von Aschenbach in October 2010's Death in Venice, won the award for Outstanding Performance (Opera Division).
Harry Bicket, who conducted Orfeo ed Euridice, won the award for Outstanding Musical Direction (General Theatre Division).
Praise for Orfeo ed Euridice
"The whole show was like that, each element reinforcing the others,
prodding you to hear something in a new way or to understand what words
and music were getting at all along. This is why we go to music theatre;
this is why it exists." - The Globe and Mail
"I left the opera house that afternoon, with a renewed sense of
wonder and appreciation for the power of music, and for the men and
women of genius who bring the work to life, in this case Robert Carsen.
The Canadian director and set and costume designer Tobias Hoheisel have
created a production that is timeless, sparse, and devoid of the
trappings of grand opera, focusing instead on the emotional core of the
music and the action that best serve this ancient myth." - La Scena Musicale
Photo: Michael Cooper
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