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  • Talking with singers: John Chest - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,529 views
    American baritone John Chest is having a pretty stellar season. He was just announced as a Richard Tucker Career Grant winner, and this June, he'll be heading to Wales to sing as a finalist in the ...
  • Talking with singers: John Brancy - Duration: 2 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 2,079 views
    We spoke with Brancy about his upcoming A Silent Night with Peter Dugan, why he loves his work with the New York Festival of Song, and how he keeps healthy enough to make it all happen.

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  • Talking with singers: Layla Claire - Duration: 3 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,682 views
    Canadian soprano Layla Claire makes her debut at the Salzburg Festival this summer, singing Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and she's part of a stellar cast, including Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Giovann...
  • Paul Curran: tips for young singers in rehearsal - Duration: 89 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,082 views
    As a follow-up to our chat with stage director Paul Curran, we asked him about working with young singers. He offers up tips for singers at the beginning of their career, on how to impress in the r...
  • Talking with directors: Paul Curran - Duration: 3 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 514 views
    Paul Curran has directed opera all over the world, in houses like the Royal Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro la Fenice, Teatro alla Scala, Santa Fe Opera and the Canadian Opera Company. He has...
  • Talking with Singers: Paul Appleby - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 755 views
    American tenor Paul Appleby recently finished a run of Belmonte in The Metropolitan Opera's production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and he heads next to the Glyndebourne Festival, to sing the ...
  • Talking with singers: Wallis Giunta - Duration: 3 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 3,267 views
    Canadian mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta spoke to us from St. Louis, between performances of Angelina in La Cenerentola and Rossweise in Die Walküre, both at Oper Leipzig. She's also getting ready to s...
  • Talking with Renaissance men: Matthew Sharp, part 2 - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 193 views
    In the second of our series of chats with cellist, baritone, and actor Matthew Sharp, we get into the nitty-gritty of what it means to be an interdisciplinary artist. Sharp chats about learning to ...
  • Talking with Renaissance Men: Matthew Sharp, part 1 - Duration: 4 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 946 views
    Matthew Sharp is one of those tirelessly creative types. He's a solo cellist, baritone, actor, director, and general theatre creator; as often as he can, Sharp combines all of the above into his wo...
  • New collaborations: The Bicycle Opera Project and Toy Piano Composers - Duration: 4 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 332 views
  • In rehearsal with the COC Ensemble Studio - Duration: 3 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 499 views
    On February 22nd, the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio takes the main stage for their performance of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. This is an annual highlight for the young artists, who ta...
  • Talking with singers: Russell Braun - Duration: 116 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 831 views
    Star baritone Russell Braun is one of Canada's favoured artists, and next month, he'll sing one of his signature roles at what he calls his home company. He has been singing Count Almaviva in Mozar...
  • Michael Shannon: the opera pianist - Duration: 2 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 994 views
    Pianist, coach, and répétiteur Michael Shannon is based in Toronto, and he's currently a member of music staff for the Canadian Opera Company's upcoming production of Le nozze di Figaro. Michael su...
  • Talking with singers: Alan Held - Duration: 3 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,522 views
    American bass-baritone spends his days singing big, beautiful roles, like Wagner's Wotan, Puccini's Scarpia, and Offenbach's Four Villains. It seems as though he has sung in every major opera house...
  • AtG's Messiah: a preview - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,478 views
    Against the Grain Theatre is revisiting its innovative 2013 production of Handel's Messiah, this time presented in partnership with the Corporation of Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall. We chat with...
  • Composer Chris Thornborrow, Music Director of the COC Summer Opera Camps - Duration: 118 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 201 views
    Toronto-based composer Chris Thornborrow is bringing his work and experience with young musicians to the Canadian Opera Company's Summer Opera Camp this July. Chris will help a group of young opera...
  • Talking with singers: Krisztina Szabó - Duration: 93 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 851 views
    Hungarian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó is in rehearsals for Robert Lepage's double-bill of Bluebeard's Castle/Erwartung at the Canadian Opera Company. She sings The Woman in Erwartung, an...
  • Louis CK: Opera singer on the subway - Duration: 88 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 32,662 views
    From Louis CK's Live at the Comedy Store, 2013-2015.

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  • Summer Opera Camp at the Canadian Opera Company - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 245 views
    Katherine Semcesen is the Associate Director of Education & Outreach at the Canadian Opera Company, and she's gearing up for this year's Summer Opera Camp, for grades 7-10. She tells us about what ...
  • Meet the Company: Essential Opera - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

    • 3 years ago
    • 204 views
    Essential Opera is a Toronto-based company which presents, well, opera's bare essentials: great artists, great music, and great storytelling. Sopranos, Co-founders and Co-Artistic Directors Maureen...
  • Pocket Concerts: Chamber music, up close - Duration: 3 minutes, 51 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 465 views
    Pocket Concerts is a Toronto-based concert series, which brings live chamber music to private homes, offices, and other intimate venues. On November 29, 2015, they presented a Party with Brahms at ...
  • Talking with singers: Joyce El-Khoury - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,659 views
    Joyce El-Khoury is the perfect person to ask about Violetta Valéry, the heroine of Verdi's beloved La traviata. She's in Toronto right now, singing her eleventh (!) production of La traviata at the...
  • Talking with directors: Christopher Alden - Duration: 3 minutes, 32 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 118 views
    American opera director Christopher Alden is in Toronto to direct Pyramus and Thisbe, a new opera by Barbara Monk Feldman. The Canadian Opera Company presents Monk Feldman's piece with two works of...
  • Kyra Millan: Arts Education Matters - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 402 views
    Performer, teacher and artist educator Kyra Millan has taught countless students of all ages in Toronto District School Board classrooms and in her private studio. She leads workshops at the Canadi...
  • Talking with singers: Ambur Braid - Duration: 3 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,981 views
    Dramatic coloratura soprano Ambur Braid has been on my interview wish-list since Schmopera's day one. Her choice repertoire consists largely of "evil, crazy royalty," where she can show off her sta...
  • An interview with Judith Forst - Duration: 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,257 views
    Canadian mezzo-soprano Judith Forst has enjoyed an active singing career for over 40 years, beginning with her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1968. Our paths crossed at The Banff Centre, and I couldn'...
  • Open Space: Opera in the 21st Century - A day off in Banff - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 142 views
    Week 1 of Open Space: Opera in the 21st Century at the Banff Centre has finished. The opera team took advantage of a day away from the rehearsal room, and spent it hiking.

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  • Greg & Jenna's He Said/She Said Opera Season Roundup, 2014/15 - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 175 views
    Greg Finney and I caught plenty of shows together over the 2014/15 opera season in Toronto, and we like to join forces with our reviews to see where we agree, disagree, come to fisticuffs, etc. I f...
  • The coloratura soprano: a demo by Claire de Sévigné - Duration: 2 minutes, 45 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 151,566 views
    Canadian coloratura soprano Claire de Sévigné is busy preparing for a year abroad, singing in Salzburg and Zurich for the 2015/16 season. She still took the time to tell us a bit about how she does...
  • On recitals, and creating your own chances to sing - Duration: 118 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 493 views
    Canadians Lyndsay Promane and Daevyd Pepper are getting ready to present Waiting: a recital, on June 13th at 7:30, Islington United Church. Lyndsay and Daevyd are raising funds to help them get to ...
  • Getting nostalgic with my musical mom - Duration: 2 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 86 views
    As a fun follow-up to our earlier video featuring Edwina Douglas (aka my mom), I thought it would be fun for mom and I to sit down and reminisce a bit about our musical adventures together.

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  • Tapestry Opera's M'dea Undone at Evergreen Brick Works - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 167 views
    Tapestry Opera is getting ready for the world premiere of M'dea Undone, a new opera by John Harris and Marjorie Chan, in the Holcim Gallery of Evergreen Brick Works. I spoke with Tapestry's Michael...
  • Meet the Amici School of Music - Duration: 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 497 views
    Toronto-based singers and teachers Leigh-Ann Allen and Michelle Garlough founded the Amici School of Music. They offer classes for kids and babies, and they still find time to sing on the opera sta...
  • A speak peek at AtG's Death & Desire - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 484 views
    Against the Grain Theatre gave a preview of their upcoming show, Death & Desire, in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre this week. After the preview, I was about to speak with singers Krisztina Szabó...
  • Edwina Douglas: voice teacher, singer, & my mom - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 547 views
    As a belated Mother's Day tribute, I decided to interview my own mom. She's a voice teacher, singer, and pianist, and she works with all ages. I asked her about teenaged students, skeptical parents...
  • In rehearsal with the COC Ensemble Studio, Part II - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 796 views
    The COC Ensemble Studio's performance of The Barber of Seville happens this coming Friday, May 15th at the Four Seasons Centre. Following up to Part I, I was able to a) invade their rehearsal a lit...
  • In rehearsal with the COC Ensemble Studio - Duration: 2 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 496 views
    On May 15th, 2015, the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio takes the Four Seasons Centre stage in their unique performance of The Barber of Seville. I chat with Charlotte Burrage (Rosina), and h...
  • François Racine on Bluebeard's Castle/Erwartung - Duration: 107 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 161 views
    François Racine is the revival director of Robert Lepage's production of Bluebeard's Castle/Erwartung, and he has seen the double bill performed across the globe over the last 20 years. He took a f...
  • The COC Ensemble Studio previews The Barber of Seville - Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 2,225 views
    Yesterday in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, the COC Ensemble Studio gave us a preview of *The Barber of Seville*, in anticipation of their mainstage performance on May 15th.

    Here's a quick loo...
  • Schmopera's Regietheater panel discussion - Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 480 views
    To discuss Regietheater, and other opera-related hot topics, we brought together a panel of some of Canada's busiest opera folks:

    - Alexander Neef, General Director, Canadian Opera Company
    - Micha...
  • Meet the cast of Crush: Sam - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 141 views
    Toronto-based baritone Clarence Frazer is excited to head to the Banff Centre this summer, to sing the role of Sam in Against the Grain Theatre's workshop of Crush, a new opera by James Rolfe (comp...
  • Meet the cast of Crush: Otto - Duration: 2 minutes, 17 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 105 views
    Montréal-based tenor Pasquale D'Alessio heads to The Banff Centre this summer to work with Against the Grain Theatre, to sing Otto in their workshop of Crush, a new opera by James Rolfe (composer) ...
  • Meet the cast of Crush: Lola - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 278 views
    Ottawa-born soprano Ellen McAteer heads to The Banff Centre this summer to work with Against the Grain Theatre, singing Lola in their workshop of Crush, a new opera by James Rolfe (composer) and An...
  • Meet the cast of Crush: Anna - Duration: 3 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 133 views
    Soprano Samantha Pickett heads to The Banff Centre this summer to work with Against the Grain Theatre, to sing Anna in their workshop of Crush, a new opera by James Rolfe (composer) and Anna Chatte...
  • Meet the cast of Crush: Matt - Duration: 2 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 224 views
    Montréal-based baritone Bruno Roy heads to The Banff Centre this summer to work with Against the Grain Theatre, singing Matt in their workshop of Crush, a new opera by James Rolfe (composer) and An...
  • Meet the cast of Crush: Donna - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 322 views
    Toronto-based soprano Simone McIntosh heads to The Banff Centre this summer to work with Against the Grain Theatre, singing Donna in their workshop of Crush, a new opera by James Rolfe (composer) a...
  • Meet the cast of A Little Too Cozy: Fiordiligi - Duration: 93 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 227 views
    Canadian soprano Shantelle Przybylo is returning to The Banff Centre to join Against the Grain Theatre in their production of A Little Too Cozy (libretto by Joel Ivany, music by Mozart).

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  • Meet the cast of A Little Too Cozy: Ferrando - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 223 views
    Newfoundland-born tenor Aaron Sheppard is heading to the Banff Centret this summer, to sing Ferrando in Against the Grain Theatre's A Little Too Cozy (libretto by Joel Ivany, music by Mozart).

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  • Meet the cast of A Little Too Cozy: Dorabella - Duration: 2 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 175 views
    Montréal native Pascale Spinney heads to The Banff Centre this summer, to sing Dorabella in Against the Grain Theatre's production of A Little Too Cozy (libretto by Joel Ivany, music by Mozart).

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  • Meet the cast of A Little Too Cozy: Guglielmo - Duration: 115 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 248 views
    Baritone Brent Calis is based in Montréal, and is excited to head to the Banff Centre this summer to make his Against the Grain Theatre debut as Guglielmo in A Little Too Cozy (libretto by Joel Iva...
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