A blonde, middle-aged, former showgirl was the perfect role for actress Kristina Baron-Woods.
Throughout his operatic career, baritone Todd Wieczorek has had his fair share of wardrobe malfunctions. But his most embarrassing experience was during a high school summer theatre production when he split his pants while doing what he calls a “spread eagle.”
Omar Daniel describes the pieces he composes as ‘like looking into an endless well.’
The setting sun on the villa was her stage, seating was in the backyard, and there were rugged mountains in the background of the Tuscan landscape. Kelsey Vicary was ready to step out on the stage in the role of Countess Almaviva last year in Le Nozze di Figaro.
As a boy, John O. Hess was expected to sing in the church choir his mother directed. His family also sang before meals and sang on car trips.
The loud, belting sound of brass fills a classroom at Jack Chambers Public School and spills over into the hallway. The fingers of several players move up and down on clicking valves to recreate the fluttering melodies and plodding march of John Philip Sousa’s Transit of Venus.
Howling wind and cold rain stream through a broken window in a small greenroom, but Robert Kubica is focused on only two things – his hands and the guitar they hold. Kubica is backstage trying to warm up for a performance, and the weather conditions are not helping much. It’s a December night that Kubica, 48, can now recall with humour.
Miranda Wickett is convinced she was born to dance.
“The worst crime I can commit is to bore my audience.”
James Grier has a passion for music you can feel. The shelves of his small Talbot College office are lined with CDs and books as an aging boom box sits on a corner shelf waiting to be used. He does not own an MP3 player.
You hear Theodore Baerg before you ever see him.
Norma Coates’ first powerful childhood memory is a quick glimpse of the Beatles performing at Shea Stadium in 1965 on her TV.
Music student Sarah Bell wanted to teach, until she spent some time living beside a sweatshop in Bangladesh.
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers, led by scientists in London and Toronto, is developing a simple tool that could one day make it easier to choose the best available cancer treatments for individual patients and improve their chances for survival.
The soundtrack for Celina Di Cecca’s homecoming is lively.
Don’t miss the chance to hear the one and only performance of the Six Pianos Ensemble at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 in the Paul Davenport Theatre. Admission is free.
Over the years, Mozart’s ‘Cosi fan tutte’ has been interpreted in many ways, but this is clearly UWOpera’s own Western version of one of the master’s most famous operas.
Over the years, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte has been interpreted in many ways, but this is UWOpera’s own Western version of one of the master’s most famous operas. “The story is completely contemporary in setting,” said Theodore Baerg, director. “Relationships haven’t...
Call it the circle of life at Western for Aaron Hodgson. A graduate of the Don Wright Faculty of Music (BMus’04), the 28-year-old now finds himself back at the university – this time in front of the class.
For Jordan Mandel, this was his final message at Western.