"This soiree of opera was excellent. A great introduction to traditional and contemporary chinse music. The production was of great quality and the ambiance was that of a cabaret. The host was"... (read full reviews)
"For someone who rarely has the opportunity to go to any opera, Rinaldo was an opera that I thoroughly enjoyed. From the costumes to the performers (and even the orchestra) - they were all amazing!"... (read full reviews)
"I would recommend anyone that had a chance to go and see the Beijing Opera along with the local Symphony Orchestra as it makes an already magical event even better! It is something that you can not"... (read full reviews)
"Opera Lyra puts on productions of a quality amongst the best in North America. Pagliacci was presented in an incredibly moving way with inspired performances by all soloists and the entire cast."... (read full reviews)
"It was a great performance! However, I can see that the capital of this first world country doesn't really provide funds for Arts. I have been on Opera events "on develop countries" where singers have"... (read full reviews)
"This was an outstanding rendition of the classic Opera, Carmen! The sets were wonderful and the cast was extremely talented. Very well done!
I would have recommended this to friends if I hadn't seen"... (read full reviews)
"This was the second time I have seen an Opera Atelier production, and like the first, this time was terrific! Attention to choreography, costume, and set design is what sets OA productions apart from"... (read full reviews)
"This was the first time I had seen an opera presented by the UBC Opera and I was very impressed with the entire production.The orchestra plays beautifully,all the soloists were good and the simple but"... (read full reviews)
"Since it was written as a "Singspiel", it is understandable that the dialogues were adapted to more current times. The James Bond treatment did not praticularly appeal to me, though I love James Bond"... (read full reviews)
"I shall never forget the representation of Tosca which took place on the last Saturday (13th of September) at NAC.
I was so longing to see this famous opera, and was expecting an interpretation which"... (read full reviews)
"The arias were stunning. The kind of music that reaches inside your soul. Madame butterfly at the NAC in ottawa was beautiful. Opera Lyra did a beautiful production and succeeded in delivering a rich"... (read full reviews)
"I have seen many shows opera's and plays over the years, and this was one of the worst. The show is ridiculously overpriced, considering the cheap set design, props and lighting.. The quality of the"... (read full reviews)
"The antics of the chorus was laughable. Why all the hand waving, this was distracting and didn't make sense. READ THE STORY LINE, the public were at times to be as a crowd looking for an execution,"... (read full reviews)
"We really enjoyed this - and it looked like the cast did too. In addition to the amusement provided by the original writers, someone played with the lyrics a bit to contribute some more contemporary"... (read full reviews)
"This traveling group did a great job at performing this play! Other traveling groups I find take a much more comedic take on their play which is fine, but for Othello I am glad that they brought a"... (read full reviews)
"Jules Massenet was pretty much the Andrew Lloyd Weber of his time, the late 19th century in Paris. His star has faded since those days, though, and less than a handful of his works are part of today's"... (read full reviews)
"It was one of the most unusual and powerful stage production I've ever seen. The combination of music, dance, and light effects delivered emotional intensity unmatched on live stage. The"... (read full reviews)
"The before show dinner was awesome, a chance to meet otheropera goers in an intimate venue. Food and wine were great, service, too!
The show was a spectacle due to sheer numbers of people on stage,"... (read full reviews)