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6/17/2015

Linda and Michael Hutcheon on "Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten"

By Linda and Michael Hutcheon  

 

As we entered our seventh decade (yikes!), we realized that there was now a new period of life, that time beyond the usual point of retirement, for which there were precious few models. Firmly believing that opera (our particular passion) offers a perspective on practically all aspects of the human condition, we decided to examine the later years and last works of several successful composers of opera.  Our goal? An understanding of their last years within the context of their entire artistic life course--and of the role of creativity in these years. 

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6/4/2015

The COC Remembers

Last month, Canada lost three singers of renown who graced the COC stage over the years. We take a moment to remember them.

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5/25/2015

No Such Thing as Summer Vacation in Opera!

 

From the multitude of vocal recitals presented through the Free Concert Series to, most recently, the blow-the-roof-off-the-opera-house performance of The Barber of Seville, members of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio have dazzled and delighted us this year with their exceptional skill and artistry. With the conclusion of the COC’s 2014/2015 season, it’s now time for the rest of the world to get a taste of the hotbed of talent that Toronto has been home to for the last nine months.

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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001

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