Last summer, my friend Sarah dragged me to a production of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. I’m glad she did, because it turned out – as much to my surprise as anyone – that I really enjoyed the opera. To say I was shocked would be an understatement.

I attended the performance of La Boheme on May 22, 2009. It was amazing and remains the best performance I’ve seen so far.

Shortly afterwards, I penned a short “review” piece for *The McMaster Silhouette. *I’ve re-published the piece on my personal website for your enjoyment.

I recently wrote another piece about affordable culture in Toronto for the uToronto *the newspaper. *It is available online: http://www.thenewspaper.ca/the-arts/item/144-affordable-coc

Yes, I’m become a budding culture critic – who would’ve guessed?