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Prying opera out of its standard choices: Opera Nuova’s 2017 festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The performance venue is unusual. The stagecraft is unusual. And there’s this: I think we can safely call the Opera Nuova production of Eugene Onegin (opening Thursday at the west end Oasis Centre) a moving experience. … Continue reading

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June is bustin’ out all over (two Carousels spin onto the stage this month)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It was never an easy musical — to cast, to act, to sing, to dance, to stage. And its dauntingly dark source, a 1909 play by the Hungarian Ferenc Molnár (Liliom), wasn’t exactly a natural for … Continue reading

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Having Patience: Opera Nuova festival opens with G&S

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Twenty lovesick maidens we….” Let romantic melancholy descend, my friends…. Patience may be a virtue, but it’s also a rarely performed 1881 musical satire/ operetta by the redoubtable team of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Their … Continue reading

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