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Friday, January 5, 2018

Opera without ornament brings this most secret of pleasures to astonished newcomers by Russell Smith

Toronto pub packs 'em in once a month for performances of the classics by professionals and students, but with just a piano and singers

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 02:20PM
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Why it’s hard not to love the dream-like magic of opera by Russell Smith

One would think that in an era of immersive realities, opera would have become grittier and true to life – but the opposite happened

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 02:50PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Donald Trump, Julius Caesar and the consequences of offending the powerful by Russell Smith

The uproar over the Central Park Shakespeare production underscores the power of political art

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:21PM