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The Canadian Opera Company Announces Commission of New Opera, LA REINE-GARÇONThe Canadian Opera Company Announces Commission of New Opera, LA REINE-GARÇON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwrightMichel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the same name. Inspired by Queen Christina of Sweden who ruled the country in the 17th century before abdicating her throne at the age of 27, La Reine-Garçonis currently in development and is scheduled to have its world premiere in the COC's 2019/2020 season. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Commissions New OperaCanadian Opera Company Commissions New Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the same name. Inspired by Queen Christina of Sweden who ruled the country in the 17th century before abdicating her throne at the age of 27, La Reine-Garçonis currently in development and is scheduled to have its world premiere in the COC's 2019/2020 season. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Premiere PYRAMUS AND THISBE, 10/20Canadian Opera Company to Premiere PYRAMUS AND THISBE, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today that the COC will be presenting the world premiere of Pyramus and Thisbe by Canadian composer Barbara Monk Feldman. Based on the story from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the opera Pyramus and Thisbe was written by Monk Feldman in 2010 and will be presented as part of the COC's 2015/2016 season. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 SeasonCanadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian work was one of the many operatic highlights revealed today at the public launch of the Canadian Opera Company's 2015/2016season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The COC's 65th season is once again comprised entirely of company productions, four of which are new to Toronto audiences, and features the COC's first mainstage world premiere since 1999, COC premieres of opera rarities and the revival of classic masterpieces. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Commission New Opera by Composer Ana SokolovicCanadian Opera Company to Commission New Opera by Composer Ana Sokolovic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the same name. Inspired by Queen Christina of Sweden who ruled the country in the 17th century before abdicating her throne at the age of 27, La Reine-Garçonis currently in development and is scheduled to have its world premiere in the COC's 2019/2020 season. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Welcome Three New Rising StarsCanadian Opera Company to Welcome Three New Rising Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes three talented new Canadian artists for the 2015/2016 season. Tenors Charles Syand Aaron Sheppard were among the seven finalists featured in the fourth annual Ensemble Studio Competition in November 2014. Sy and Sheppard were top prize winners at the competitive vocal showcase which was the feature event of the COC's Ensemble Studio Competition Gala, Centre Stage, an evening dedicated to the discovery and celebration of the next generation of opera stars. In addition to the two opera singers, the 15/16 Ensemble Studio also welcomes pianist Hyejin Kwon. (more...)

Toronto Tenor Charles Sy Garners Win at COC's Annual Vocal CompetitionToronto Tenor Charles Sy Garners Win at COC's Annual Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Toronto – Tenor Charles Sy of Toronto took home first prize and the Audience Choice Award at the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Competition on November 25, 2014, at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The competition is the feature event of the COC's annual fundraising gala, Centre Stage, an evening dedicated to the discovery and celebration of the next generation of opera stars. Sy was selected from seven finalists to receive the $5,000 award. Baritone Dimitri Katotakis of Toronto, won the second prize of $3,000,and tenor Aaron Sheppard of St. John's, N.L.., was awarded the third prize of $1,500. In addition, Sy was selected by the audience as the winner of the Audience Choice Award, worth $1,500. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Presents CENTRE STAGE: ENSEMBLE STUDIO COMPETITION GALA TodayThe Canadian Opera Company Presents CENTRE STAGE: ENSEMBLE STUDIO COMPETITION GALA Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Out of a pool of 175 aspiring opera singers from across the country, theCanadian Opera Company has selectedseven to compete at Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition Gala today, November 25, 2014 at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Presents CENTRE STAGE: ENSEMBLE STUDIO COMPETITION GALA, 11/25The Canadian Opera Company Presents CENTRE STAGE: ENSEMBLE STUDIO COMPETITION GALA, 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Out of a pool of 175 aspiring opera singers from across the country, theCanadian Opera Company has selectedseven to compete at Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition Gala on November 25, 2014 at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. This year hosted by world renowned Canadian tenor Ben Heppner,Centre Stage is the COC's annual fundraising gala dedicated to the discovery and celebration of the next generation of opera stars. TheEnsemble Studio Competition is the gala's feature event and an exhilarating vocal showcase with the singers, selected from nationwide auditions for the COC Ensemble Studio – Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals – vying for cash prizes ranging in value from $1,500 to $5,000. (more...)

COC Vocal Showcase Competition Set for 11/25COC Vocal Showcase Competition Set for 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Out of a pool of 175 aspiring opera singers from across the country, the Canadian Opera Company has selected seven to compete at Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition Gala on November 25, 2014 at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. This year hosted by world renowned Canadian tenor Ben Heppner, Centre Stage is the COC's annual fundraising gala dedicated to the discovery and celebration of the next generation of opera stars. The Ensemble Studio Competition is the gala's feature event and an exhilarating vocal showcase with the singers, selected from nationwide auditions for the COC Ensemble Studio - Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals - vying for cash prizes ranging in value from $1,500 to $5,000. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to Present SEMELE, 3/4-10The Canadian Opera Company Returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to Present SEMELE, 3/4-10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company is proud to be invited to present the U.S. premiere of Zhang Huan's theatrically transcendent production of Handel's Semele at the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2015. The COC's presentation of Semele at BAM is directed by Zhang with distinguished British conductor and Baroque opera expertChristopher Moulds leading the critically acclaimed COC Orchestra and COC Chorus.Semele is scheduled at the Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY) for four performances only – March 4, 6, 8 and10, 2015. (more...)

COC to Bring SEMELE to Brooklyn Academy of MusicCOC to Bring SEMELE to Brooklyn Academy of Music
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company has been invited to present the U.S. premiere of Zhang Huan's theatrically transcendent production of Handel's Semele at the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2015. The COC's presentation of Semele at BAM is directed by Zhang with distinguished British conductor and Baroque opera expert Christopher Moulds leading the critically acclaimed COC Orchestra and COC Chorus. Semele is scheduled at the Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY) for four performances only – March 4, 6, 8 and 10, 2015. (more...)

Despite Financial Challenges, Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Artistic Triumphs and MoreDespite Financial Challenges, Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Artistic Triumphs and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Toronto – Today at the Canadian Opera Company's Annual General Meeting, the company reported on its artistic highlights, impressive endowment growth, growing attendance and subscription figures, and a general financial overview of the 2013/2014 season. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Season Marks High Attendance, Fundraising GrowthCanadian Opera Company Season Marks High Attendance, Fundraising Growth
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Today at the Canadian Opera Company's Annual General Meeting, the company reported on its artistic highlights, impressive endowment growth, growing attendance and subscription figures, and a general financial overview of the 2013/2014 season. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company's Glencore Ensemble Studio School Tour Presents THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS and THE SCORPION'S STING, 11/3-30The Canadian Opera Company's Glencore Ensemble Studio School Tour Presents THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS and THE SCORPION'S STING, 11/3-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company'sGlencore Ensemble Studio School Tourreturns to elementary and middle schools across Ontario from November 3 – 30, 2014. Two engaging and entertaining operas by Canadian composer Dean Burry headline the tour for 2014: The Bremen Town Musicians and The Scorpions' Sting: An Egyptian Myth. These child-friendly operas expect to reach 16,000 students from Kindergarten to grade eight over the course of the tour. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Presents Verdi's FALSTAFF, Now thru 11/1The Canadian Opera Company Presents Verdi's FALSTAFF, Now thru 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 season opens with an opera hailed as the crowning achievement of Verdi's career, Falstaff. This new company production is led by master director Canadian Robert Carsen and COC Music Director Johannes Debus with internationally acclaimed Canadian bass-baritoneGerald Finley making a long-awaited return to the COC in his role debut as the impoverished, loveable knight, Sir John Falstaff. Falstaff is sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM and comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for seven performances today, October 3 and October 9, 12, 14, 25, 29 and November 1, 2014. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Opens 9th Season of the Free Concert Series Today
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 23, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company'sFree Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre returns for a ninth season today, September 23, 2014, boasting a varied roster of established artists and rising stars from around the world in a wide range of art forms. The highly anticipated first performance of the 2014/2015 season introduces the young artists of the COC Ensemble Studio in a program of their favourite operatic gems. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/10-31The Canadian Opera Company Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/10-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's beloved production of Puccini's heartbreaking masterpiece of love, longing and loss, Madama Butterfly, comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this October. An exquisite production by Canadian theatrical legend Brian Macdonald, designed by Susan Benson with lighting by Michael Whitfield, the COC'sMadama Butterfly has become a Toronto favourite, playing to sold-out audiences at its 1990 premiere and subsequent revivals in 1994, 1998, 2003 and 2009. Madama Butterfly is sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM and runs for 12 performances on October 10, 11, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 and 31, 2014. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Presents Verdi's FALSTAFF, 10/3-11/1The Canadian Opera Company Presents Verdi's FALSTAFF, 10/3-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 season opens with an opera hailed as the crowning achievement of Verdi's career,Falstaff. This new company production is led by master director Canadian Robert Carsen and COC Music Director Johannes Debus with internationally acclaimed Canadian bass-baritoneGerald Finley making a long-awaited return to the COC in his role debut as the impoverished, loveable knight, Sir John Falstaff. Falstaff is sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM and comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for seven performances onOctober 3, 9, 12, 14, 25, 29 and November 1, 2014. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Appoints Steven Kelley as Chief Communications OfficerThe Canadian Opera Company Appoints Steven Kelley as Chief Communications Officer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company is proud to announce that it has selected Steven Kelley to serve in the opera company's new senior staff position of Chief Communications Officer. Kelley joins the COC in early October, coming directly from Houston Grand Opera where he has been director of marketing for the past four years. (more...)

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