A few other sites--Pacific Opera Victoria's, for example--have been a bit slow getting even basic information online in advance of the 2000/2001 season. Opera Ontario is currently working on its site, and the audio-visual introduction currently online looks promising indeed. And bravo to Calgary Opera for including a section on opera etiquette, something that should be included on all sites. And kudos to Edmonton Opera for hiring a publicist who, while perhaps having read a few too many Mickey Spillane/Mike Hammer books, has injected a certain good-humored irreverence into the site: "Carmen," we are warned, "will scratch your eyes out, rip your clothes off and shatter your heart, all before breaking for her morning smoke. She can transform a love-sick puppy into a deranged stalker quicker than you can say, `Toreador.' Whether it's on a sun-baked square, a cool mountain pass or a dusty bullring, somebody's going to get gored." Well, if it helps to fill the house, why not?
Remember, if you have a favorite site dealing with the world of opera that you would like to share with our readers, you can contact me directly at Taubenpost@ sympatico.ca.
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY
L'OPERA DE MONTREAL
L'OPERA DE QUEBEC
OPERA LYRA OTTAWA
OPERA ONTARIO (OPERA HAMILTON and OPERA KITCHENER-WATERLOO)
PACIFIC OPERA VICTORIA
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