For Enthusiasts and Newcomers Alike: Edmonton Opera’s HMS Pinafore

By Gabrielle Johnson   Edmonton Opera’s presentation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore is, overall, a thoroughly entertaining way to spend an evening. The costuming, with full credit to Deanna Finnman, is stunning. The flapper dresses, with their bright solid colours, and the classic sailor suits all beautifully compliment the lighting design, which is well timed to the dramatic (and sometimes comical) shifts in mood. … Continue reading For Enthusiasts and Newcomers Alike: Edmonton Opera’s HMS Pinafore

Review: Edmonton Opera’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ | By Nikita-Kiran Singh

A comedic tale of an obstacle-filled love affair, The Barber of Seville is often listed as Rossini’s magnum opus.  The Edmonton Opera’s production of the show transports Rossini’s 19th century opera to 1940s Seville, Spain.  When the blossoming relationship between the enamoured Count Almaviva and vivacious Rosina is threatened by her self-interested guardian, it is the endearingly meddlesome Figaro – the barber of Seville – who … Continue reading Review: Edmonton Opera’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ | By Nikita-Kiran Singh