Britten: 'Death in Venice' triumphs in Toronto

Triumph for Toronto's staging of Britten’s Death in Venice on 16 October, showing yet again the enduring appeal of this masterpiece of operatic subtlety:
'A co-production with the Aldeburgh Festival, Bregenz Festival, Statni Opera, Praha, and Opera national de Lyon, Death in Venice hit the stage of the Four Seasons Centre Saturday — and it held its audience spellbound until the final scene was sung.      
Indeed, considering that this is the operatic valedictory of British composer Benjamin Britten, who painted in a musical palette far removed from more traditional and melodic operatic fare, it is fair to say that it also left more than a few people in the audience more than a little stunned at the sheer depth of humanity this music embraces.'
Toronto Sun, 18 October 2010