There are no ugly angels. In the entire 10,000-year history of art, from the caves of Lescaux through the Mystical Nativity of Sandro Botticelli to Ms. Fleming’s Grade 3 art class, every single depiction of angels is a depiction of beauty. Opera Atelier co-artistic director Marshall Pynkoski knows why.

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It has been nearly five years since Come From Away debuted and enraptured big-city theatre audiences with its musical depiction of how the people of Gander created a ray of light within the darkness of 9/11 for nearly 7,000 Americans forced to make an emergency landing in the remote Newfoundland town.

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Nestled amidst the evergreens in the village of Haines Junction in Canada’s Yukon, a tiny church known as Our Lady of the Way has been a source of creative and spiritual inspiration for artist Libby Dulac.

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Patria and Joe Rivera met the challenge of day-to-day life during a pandemic by pouring their energies into creative pursuits. 

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St. Padre Pio built a hospital, performed miraculous healing acts, heard over five million confessions and manifested the stigmata. But the Italian priest, who died in 1968 at age 81, knew his highest purpose would be accomplished following his departure from Earth. 

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Catholic artist Timothy Schmalz knows his Church is a universal one, welcoming to all. It’s just not something you might easily recognize with the traditional art forms that celebrate the faith.

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When Jesuit Fr. Peter Larisey was 63 years old, a full professor at Regis College and on the edge of publishing a major book in 1993 that would be considered for the Governor General’s Award, he moved into a beat-up semi-detached house in east Toronto with a bunch of people in their 20s.

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Sculptor Timothy Schmalz was staring straight into the face of Lucifer when he decided he must carry on with his annual Easter tradition.

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Opera Atelier does not do anything by half-measures. This Easter, Toronto’s world-renowned company specializing in baroque opera is doing Handel’s The Resurrection full bore.

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A play featuring gangsters and gamblers doesn’t immediately conjure up many Christian images, but Guys and Dolls isn’t your typical play. 

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A person can get whiplash trying to keep up with the career of David Braid.

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