“A Lovely Night”: Cinderella at the Ed Mirvish Theatre ~ Natalie Dewan

This holiday season, I entered a packed Ed Mirvish Theatre, full of couples, families, groups of friends, young, old, boys in suits, and girls in princess dresses, for a performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein‘s Cinderella. As Cinderella sings after the ball, it was “a lovely night.” If you’re looking for a groundbreaking, thought-provoking piece of theatre, this isn’t it. […]

No Divas-just Essential Opera

I hope they don’t take this the wrong way, but I just can’t call Erin Bardua and Maureen Batt divas. Yes, I know that they’re operatic sopranos who are also the founders of Essential Opera, a Toronto-based opera company whose mandate is to provide audiences and singers the opportunity to experience opera “at its most […]