Tosca: Dark Drama Done Right

Tosca: Dark Drama Done Right Brianna McFarlane If I had to pick only one reason why I enjoy going to watch live opera it would have to be for the chills. Opera is one of the only dramatic forms in which I gauge how much I like a show vis a vis the number of … Continue reading Tosca: Dark Drama Done Right

Madama Butterfly: Review

 Madama Butterfly: Review Brianna McFarlane           Sitting one hundred years from its inaugural premiere at the famed Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly presented by Opera Lyra (OL) returns to Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre here in Ottawa. This is not OL’s first time staging the popular opera, only this … Continue reading Madama Butterfly: Review