Since moving to Montreal, I’ve developed a new tradition. Montreal is a cultural capital (if not THE cultural capital of Canada) and it has an unparalleled arts scene. So, at the close of winter, I walk through Place des Arts, go to the catalogue box and pick up the new programs for the coming season. I love the design of Opéra de Montréal but the program for Les Grands Ballet is always breath taking. Even if you never saw a show you could collect these little lovelies (which I sort of already do). In the last season I was able to make it the Opéra de Montréal’s Gala and production of Samson and Delilah (of course a favourite of mine). The Gala cemented my burgeoning love for Puccini, so of course I’m ecstatic that next season will include a production of Madame Butterfly!

I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing any of the productions of Danse! Danse! but they are hosting a really interesting interpretation of Swan Lake by the South African choreographer Dada Masilo. I will definitely be taking that in this year. What's on your list of must sees? I'm alway open to suggestions.