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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Singing is primo in Maometto II, though the show is more about dynamic vocalism than plausible theatre by Arthur Kaptainis, Special To National Post

The 3-hour-and-20-minute show at the Four Seasons Centre can be recommended heartily to bel canto enthusiasts

SOURCE: news.nationalpost.com at 05:34PM
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Visiting Bavarian band makes the most of a wartime score by Arthur Kaptainis, Special To National Post

Under Mariss Jansons in the Maison symphonique in Montreal, a great orchestra made a masterpiece of a score

SOURCE: news.nationalpost.com at 07:08PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A touch of Broadway in this Carmen, but the voices are opera-ready by Arthur Kaptainis, Special To National Post

'The rhythmic clapping of the clearly delighted crowd indicated that I was in the grouchy minority'

SOURCE: news.nationalpost.com at 05:04PM
Monday, April 11, 2016

Opera Atelier’s Lucio Silla is old-fashioned opera seria, short on emotional evolution by Arthur Kaptainis, Special To National Post

This production reflected the virtues of the resourceful Toronto company and perhaps a few of the shortcomings

SOURCE: news.nationalpost.com at 04:27PM

Ukrainian pianist Valentina Lisitsa returns to Toronto after TSO ban, lets her fingers do the talking by Arthur Kaptainis, Special To National Post

After the TSO banned Lisitsa for a series of provocative political tweets, the musician played a resounding set at Koerner Hall

SOURCE: news.nationalpost.com at 04:27PM
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Grand finale indeed for Verdi cycle in Florida, where matters of the stage are serious business by Arthur Kaptainis, Special To National Post

Verdi is taken very seriously by the Sarasota Opera, where the conductor Victor DeRenzi has been firmly in charge of matters artistic for 34 years

SOURCE: news.nationalpost.com at 01:34PM
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Little joy in The Marriage of Figaro, but Mozart helps by Arthur Kaptainis, Special To National Post

Another exploration of the dark side of a beloved comedy, not that there is any other side that would interest a properly credentialed European director

SOURCE: news.nationalpost.com at 02:07PM
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Canadian Opera Company’s Siegfried revival is a party worth attending – even in pajamas by Arthur Kaptainis, Special To National Post

From a ravishing orchestra is ravishing to a certifiably Wagnerian cast, Siegfried is a worthy investment

SOURCE: news.nationalpost.com at 05:03PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A little bit of this opera goes a long way by Arthur Kaptainis, Special To National Post

No one who sat through Pyramus and Thisbe at the Four Seasons Centre could question the contemporary credentials of the Canadian Opera Company

SOURCE: news.nationalpost.com at 11:00AM
Friday, October 9, 2015

La Traviata review: Two out of three ain’t bad by Arthur Kaptainis, Special To National Post

A watchable and listenable La Traviata that is worth the trip downtown to see.

SOURCE: news.nationalpost.com at 03:07PM
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Opera Review: William Tell from Turin hits the mark by Arthur Kaptainis, Special To National Post

Yes, Virginia, there is an opera called William Tell attached to the overture we love so well. And it is good enough to sustain interest in concert

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 12:18PM

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