Editor, Opera Canada magazine
Wayne Gooding has been editor of Opera Canada since 1993.
2015 is almost done, everyone! Slightly incredulous over here. It means it's time for some retrospective writing about notable moments in the opera scene for yet another calendar year. 2015 started tangible conversations about looming issues around opera, the money it costs, and the reasons to produce it. Like water-cooler conversations, but with more substance.Read More
Schmopera's first panel discussion: Regietheater
Today, we're really excited to present our very first panel discussion, on the topic of Regietheater. With the help of videographer Jeff Higgins, we captured an extended conversation with some of Canada's most opera-savvy folks. The question of interpreting opera led to the unpacking of topics, like what it means to say a piece is done in its "original form."Read More
Building Suspense with The Regietheater Panel
A quick preview of our upcoming panel discussion on Regietheater. We brought together heads of opera companies, singers, and arts journalists to discuss the flaws and merits of "director's theatre," and its role in the ongoing evolution of opera.Read More
Chatting with Canada's Opera Biggies
Exciting news, everyone! Late next week, I'll be sitting down to chat with a panel of folks who certainly know their opera. The topic? Regietheater productions, the role of the opera director, and how their innovative (and often wacky) ideas can propel opera forward.Read More
Regietheater? Ja oder nein?
This past weekend, I attended The Opera Exchange, an event presented semi-regularly by the Canadian Opera Company to discuss relevant opera topics, structured around the COC’s current season. With Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production of Don Giovanni set to open on January 24th at the Four Seasons Centre, it was a good opportunity to chat about that polarizing topic, Regietheater, or director’s theatre.Read More