— A baroque burlesque descent into hell, April 26–28

Opera Pub

— May 3, 2018 (Season Finale)


Against the Grain Theatre is an award-winning Canadian opera collective that presents classical music in innovative ways and in unusual venues.

"One of the most exciting companies in the country."

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Marcy Richardson

Orphée⁺ — An email conversation with Marcy Richardson

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Curious about Orphée⁺ , our contemporary re-imagining of the Gluck baroque opera? Joel Ivany knows you, and our cast, have a lot of questions about our ambitious undertaking (electric instruments! baroque dancers! aerial artistry! a...

 AtG wants you to join us in hell: Orphée⁺ 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 23 February, 2018 Against the Grain Theatre presents an electronic, baroque burlesque descent into hell Against the Grain Theatre’s fervour for pushing the boundaries of opera and art…

Against the Grain Theatre Opera Pub at Amsterdam Bicycle Club. Photo: Darryl Block

“Opera Pub brings this most secret of pleasures to astonished newcomers”

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Looks like Toronto's best-kept secret is out... The Globe and Mail secretly attended our last free Opera Pub and gave us two pints up  Next event: Feb 1, 9pm at the The...
Miriam Khalil in Bound, photo Darryl Block for Against the Grain Theatre

Opera in the age of Trumpism: An interview with Lebanese-Canadian soprano Miriam Khalil

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FROM THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S ISSUE 3 of NOTES A Conversation with  SOPRANO MIRIAM KHALIL As part of their work in the COC’s Company-in-Residence program, Against the Grain Theatre has…