Toronto Soprano Wins the COC’s Centre Stage 2015

Home-grown soprano, Emily D’Angelo not only takes home the grand prize of $5,000, but was also picked as the audience’s choice winner (last year’s winner, Charles Sy was also picked by the audience), worth $1,500.  The first and second runners… Continue Reading

Canadian Opera Company’s 2015-2016 Season to Feature Pyramus and Thisbe

As a member of the Canadian Opera Company‘s (COC) Ensemble Circle, I had the opportunity to attend last night’s announcement of the COC’s upcoming season.  I have to admit that I am very excited.  Many old favourites are back, as… Continue Reading

A Double Win for Karine Boucher at COC’s Centre Stage!

Soprano Karine Boucher, who sang “E pur cosi in un giorno… Piangerò la sorte mia” from Giulio Cesare by Handel was not only this year’s first place winner at the Ensemble Studio Competition and inaugural Centre Stage Gala, but also… Continue Reading

Opera Meets Idol at the Canadian Opera Company’s Centre Stage

On November 26, 2013, the Canadian Opera Company has a new addition to its event family.  Centre Stage, a party held in conjunction with their Ensemble Studio competition and hosted by Rufus Wainright (a performer at the COC’s Operanation in… Continue Reading

La Bohème at the Four Seasons Centre

I first saw La Bohème in the form of a musical called Rent, back in 1997.  I had taken OAC music the year before, where we studied the Giacomo Puccini opera, which was the musical’s source.  One of the differences… Continue Reading

Arts, Culture, Opera and DelectablyChic!

Recently, I asked readers on Facebook what they’d like to see more of on this site.  Possible answers included the usual fashion, dining and travel…as well as “arts and culture,” which encompasses theatre, classical music, dance and so forth.  As… Continue Reading

Operanation 9: Soap Opera Plotlines, Costumes and Designer Inspirations

The masquerade ball from this year’s production of Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus is the inspiration behind Opernation 9: Sweet Revenge, the annual fundraiser for the Canadian Opera Company (COC) to be held on Thursday, October 18 at the Four… Continue Reading

Operanation VII will Rock with Major Band!

The Canadian Opera Company’s most fun and exciting event of the year in one week!  Operanation VII: Cinderella Rock The Ball will be celebrating this season’s production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola – Cinderella.  NExt week’s to be a good one, as not… Continue Reading