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Kendra Dyck (Gretel), Rachel Miller (Hansel), Kjel Erickson (Witch) (Photo: Lisa Sakulensky)

The production by Brent Krysa and The Glenn Gould School left us wondering, was it all just fun or were there other underlying messages?

The post SCRUTINY | Glenn Gould School’s Gender Bending Hansel And Gretel Raises Some Questions appeared first on Ludwig Van – Latest in classical music news, reviews, and events.

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Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of November 20 to 26.

Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of November 20 to 26.

The post CRITIC’S PICKS | 10 Concerts You Should Absolutely See This Week appeared first on Ludwig Van – Latest in classical music news, reviews, and events.

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Jeff Ho in Trace (Photo: Dahlia Katz)

Jeff Ho’s play and performance are well worth catching. Their journey can find some way of resonating with our own presents and pasts — and we get to laugh and cry along the way.

The post SCRUTINY | One Man And Two Pianos Unleash Four-Generation Family Saga In Trace appeared first on Ludwig Van – Latest in classical music news, reviews, and events.

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The Toronto Consort: Renaissance Splendours at Trinity-St. Paul’s Jeanne Lamon Hall (Photo: Michael Vincent)

"Not a single other piece was by a recognizable Renaissance composer, but every piece was delivered as if it was written yesterday." The Toronto Consort's tour of the courts of Renaissance Europe featuring dancers from the School of Atelier Ballet, a moving worthwhile evening of songs, dances, fantasias and madrigals.

The post SCRUTINY | The Toronto Consort Sets The Bar High In Anniversary Season Opener appeared first on Ludwig Van – Latest in classical music news, reviews, and events.

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Raw milk advocate and conductor Michael Schmidt (Photo courtesy Symphony in the Barn)

Until February 19, conductor Michael Schmidt will continue leading a double life: the first on his farm, the other in a high-security prison.

The post THE SCOOP | Ontario Conductor Serving Jail Time For Farm Share Operation appeared first on Ludwig Van – Latest in classical music news, reviews, and events.

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Dracula has a world premiere at the Royal Opera. In the picture: Ola Eliasson like Dracula and Elisabeth Meyer as Minna.

The indestructible tale of the Transylvanian transplant to London has been made into a gloomily entertaining evening of music-theatre by the Royal Swedish Opera. Here's what we thought about it.

The post SCRUTINY | Operatic Dracula In Sweden More Show Than Score appeared first on Ludwig Van – Latest in classical music news, reviews, and events.

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Parasols And beach bikes? Superstars Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta team up for something very different.

The post LEBRECHT LISTENS | What’s Got Into Cecilia Bartoli And Sol Gabetta? appeared first on Ludwig Van – Latest in classical music news, reviews, and events.

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"You're quiet for 10 minutes and then you must sing several high notes with no preparation. Bam! You have no second chances." Canadian tenor Frédéric Antoun chats about the MET's production of Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel.

The post INTERVIEW | Tenor Frédéric Antoun On The Dinner Party From Hell At The Met appeared first on Ludwig Van – Latest in classical music news, reviews, and events.

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Jordan Cheng and Derek Kwan (Photo by Erik Kuong)

Mr. Shi And His Lover is a 75-minute journey that does everything right: moving and entertaining its audience in equal measure.

The post SCRUTINY | Appearance And Reality Face Off In Mr. Shi And His Lover appeared first on Ludwig Van – Latest in classical music news, reviews, and events.

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Music and visual art remain closely intertwined, sharing that certain ambiguity. Today, we look at ten music-related visual ideas and paintings.

The post FEATURE | 10 Paintings With An Extraordinary Connection To Classical Music appeared first on Ludwig Van – Latest in classical music news, reviews, and events.

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