Strength and Song: Soprano Erin Wall's Cancer JourneyBy Erin WallPosted in NOTES
In truth, nothing could prepare me for the life-altering experience of being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. From the moment I asked my family doctor to examine me because something “seemed off,” I knew the news was bad.
Opera in 10 Podcast: Così fan tutteBy Stéphane MayerPosted in Opera in 10
Ensemble Studio pianist and coach Stéphane Mayer gives you the rundown on what to listen for in Mozart's Così fan tutte, including character transformations, deceptive cadences, and a passage that proved too difficult for the opera's original cast to sing!
Hearing Familiar Music with New EarsBy COC StaffPosted in 18/19
Right from its premiere in 1790, Mozart’s Così fan tutte has proven to be a vexing one for operagoers.
First sparking criticism for its scandalous immorality, now interrogated for the way it paints its female leads, the opera continues to be a springboard for conversation. With the piece making a high-profile return to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this winter, we wanted to dig deeper with musicologist Margaret Cormier to get her take on some of the more intriguing – and perennially problematic – aspects of the opera.[READ MORE]
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