Opera Atelier - Toronto
30 March 2017

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Dido and Aeneas

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 5

Dido and Aeneas a scintillating start to the Opera Atelier season
2 Nov 16 / Musical Toronto
Chemistry elevates Opera Atelier’s production of Dido and Aeneas
2 Nov 16 / The Toronto Star
Wallis Giunta’s star shines brightly in Opera Atelier’s Dido and Aeneas
2 Nov 16 / The Globe and Mail
Ritorno alle origini
2 Nov 16 / L'Ape musicale
Awash in a sea of prettiness
28 Oct 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
Lucio Silla

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 6

Another fine-tuned success
18 Apr 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
Smart vocal casting and creative staging helps elevate Opera Atelier production of early Mozart opera
12 Apr 16 / The Toronto Star
Opera Atelier’s Lucio Silla is old-fashioned opera seria, short on emotional evolution
12 Apr 16 / National Post
Opera Atelier teases excellence out of Mozart’s youthful Lucio Silla
11 Apr 16 / Musical Toronto
Opera Atelier on form
11 Apr 16 / Opera Ramblings
Opera Atelier’s Lucio Silla is a production in perfect balance
9 Apr 16 / The Globe and Mail
Opera Atelier's portraits are destroyed every night on stage
Artist Gerard Gauci's portraits part of set at production of Lucio Silla.
Armide

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 5

Lully persiano
29 Oct 15 / L'Ape musicale
Opera Atelier at 30
26 Oct 15 / Opera Ramblings
An Armide fit for Toronto and Versailles
24 Oct 15 / The Toronto Star
Opera Atelier’s lovingly restored baroque opera at its best
24 Oct 15 / The Globe and Mail
Love and hate battle it out
24 Oct 15 / ConcertoNet (English)
Orfeo ed Euridice

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 3

Opera Atelier’s staging of Gluck’s classic, orchestrated by Berlioz, is sometimes off key
15 Apr 15 / Now Toronto
Opera Atelier’s powerful, beautiful Orpheus
11 Apr 15 / The Globe and Mail
Going to hell and back in Opera Atelier's Orpheus and Eurydice
10 Apr 15 / The Toronto Star
Alcina

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 1

Full fantasy brought forth
31 Oct 14 / ConcertoNet (English)
Persée

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 3

A dazzling revival
9 May 14 / ConcertoNet (English)
This classic is a revelation for Opera Atelier
29 Apr 14 / The Globe and Mail
The wilder it gets, the better it plays
29 Apr 14 / The Toronto Star
Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 5

Riotous Mozart
29 Oct 13 / ConcertoNet (English)
Opera Atelier's Abduction from the Seraglio a non-stop comic romp
29 Oct 13 / La Scena Musicale (English)
Opera Atelier's 'Abduction from the Seraglio' is pure fun and lightness
29 Oct 13 / The Examiner
In Abduction from the Seraglio, comedy overshadows character
28 Oct 13 / The Globe and Mail
A witty, extroverted piece of staging that lets you know right away that Fun is No. 1
28 Oct 13 / The Toronto Star
Die Zauberflöte

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 2

A welcome return
9 Apr 13 / ConcertoNet (English)
The Magic Flute gets a breath of modern life from Opera Atelier’s ancient production
8 Apr 13 / The Globe and Mail
Der Freischütz

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 5

The shock of the old
1 Nov 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
Another gamble pays off for Opera Atelier
31 Oct 12 / The Globe and Mail
Opera Atelier makes a successful move into German Romantic opera
30 Oct 12 / Now Toronto
Opera Atelier’s Der Freischütz is a step in the right direction
30 Oct 12 / National Post
Opera Atelier’s Marksman hits unlikely bull’s-eye
29 Oct 12 / The Toronto Star
Armide

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 5

A dazzling show
23 Apr 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
Opera Atelier remounts a triumphant Armide
19 Apr 12 / The Globe and Mail
Armide conquers
19 Apr 12 / Toronto Sun
Peggy Kriha Dye is a thrilling centre for memorable production
17 Apr 12 / James Strecker
Talented production, cast, creates superb Armide at Toronto’s Opera Atelier
16 Apr 12 / The Toronto Star
Don Giovanni

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 6

As bubbly as champagne
1 Dec 11 / ConcertoNet (English)
Pynkoski’s staging gave discriminating attention to evocatively defined and character-revealing details
7 Nov 11 / James Strecker
Opera Atelier’s comic take on the famous lover doesn’t always ring true
3 Nov 11 / Now Toronto
This is a distinctly comic interpretation of the tale
31 Oct 11 / National Post
Don Giovanni as speedy comedy?
31 Oct 11 / The Globe and Mail
Don Giovanni a devilishly delicious opera
31 Oct 11 / The Toronto Star
La clemenza di Tito

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 5

Gripping drama
13 May 11 / ConcertoNet (English)
Terrific Tito
28 Apr 11 / Now Toronto
A production no opera-lover should miss
26 Apr 11 / Eye Weekly
Political intrigue, love triangles and some spectacular singing
25 Apr 11 / The Globe and Mail
Chief diva Measha Brueggergosman was a natural choice for hot-headed Vitellia
24 Apr 11 / National Post
Acis e Galatea

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 3

Arcadian bliss and tragedy
6 Nov 10 / ConcertoNet (English)
Handel’s pastoral opera Acis And Galatea is beautiful for the ears and eyes
6 Nov 10 / Now Toronto
All four singers give impeccable performances
2 Nov 10 / Eye Weekly
Le nozze di Figaro

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 5

More lively Mozart from Opera Atelier
5 May 10 / ConcertoNet (English)
This new production of The Marriage Of Figaro is over-the-top broad
29 Apr 10 / Now Toronto
New ‘Figaro’ sparkling, beautiful
27 Apr 10 / Canoe Network
OA’s new production will likely please any newcomer to this opera
27 Apr 10 / Eye Weekly
Figaro an operatic marriage made in comic heaven
26 Apr 10 / The Toronto Star
Iphigenie en Tauride

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 1

A vigorous revival
7 Nov 09 / ConcertoNet (English)
L'incoronazione di Poppea

Opera Atelier


No. of reviews: 1

Emperor gets his woman, we get great show
29 Apr 09 / The Toronto Star
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News & Articles

Opera Atelier announces 2017-18 season
Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro', Monteverdi's 'The Return of Ulysses' and more!
26 Jan 2017 / Broadway World
Opera Atelier announces schedule for 2016-2017 season
Toronto's Opera Atelier's 2016-2017 season will feature Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Charpentier's Medea.
28 Jan 2016 / Broadway World
Opera Atelier takes on Milan’s famous La Scala
Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, the founders and co-artistic directors of Toronto’s Opera Atelier are about to make their debut at La Scala with Lucio Silla.
31 Jan 2015 / The Globe and Mail
Opera Atelier's announces its 30th Anniversary Season
Opera Atelier's 30th Anniversary Season will celebrate the company's status as the busiest touring opera company in North America.
29 Jan 2015 / Broadway World
Opera Atelier in international demand
With tours to Versailles, Salzburg and La Scala, and San Francisco to come, opera company's dance card is increasingly full.
16 Jul 2014 / The Toronto Star