Two giant sequels and several worthy smaller films reviewed

Including new appreciations of Emily Dickinson and Pavarotti, the real story of auto builder John DeLorean, a British filmmaker inspired to draw on her own life and two oddball seniors falling in love

Soft Diplomacy: bravura “Opera Warriors” showcases Chinese performing arts

The rise and fall and resurgence of a Peking Opera troupe mirrors the resilience of Chinese cultural traditions.
Bicycle Opera

Bicycle Opera wheels into rural Ontario

Imagine the delight and surprise that summer day last year when a travelling opera company rolled into town—on bicycles!
Vancouver Opera's production of Verdi's Don Carlo Photo Credit: Tim Matheson

Vancouver Opera's production of Verdi's Don Carlo showcases brilliant music

The Vancouver Opera's season finale production of Verdi's spectacular Don Carlo brings grand opera to Vancouver.

Cool visuals bring new perspective to Don Giovanni

Vancouver Opera's production of Don Giovanni features visual effects by renowned video designer and visual innovator Bob Bonniol.
New opera about poet Pauline Johnson by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes

City Opera to bring life of poet Pauline Johnson to the stage

A new opera by author Margaret Atwood and composer Tobin Stokes will premiere in May 2014.