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Simona Genga Wins First Prize at Canadian Opera Company's Annual Vocal Competition Simona Genga Wins First Prize at Canadian Opera Company's Annual Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2017

Simona Genga of Woodbridge, Ont. took home First Prize (the Chair's Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 1, 2017 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.... (more...)
BWW Review: Top 10 Moments from the COC's Ensemble Studio Competition BWW Review: Top 10 Moments from the COC's Ensemble Studio Competition
by Taylor Long - November 02, 2017

Canada is a country known for its musical talent. The Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Competition, CENTRE STAGE, showcased a curated selection of that talent last night. The competition auditions singers from across the country and selects a few lucky artists to compete for an invitation to... (more...)
Singers to Compete at Canadian Opera Company's 2017 Centre Stage Gala Singers to Compete at Canadian Opera Company's 2017 Centre Stage Gala
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company has selected seven finalists from across the country to showcase in this year's exhilarating vocal competition at its fifth annual gala fundraiser, Centre Stage, on November 1, 2017.... (more...)
BWW Review: COC's ELIXIR OF LOVE is Charming to the Core BWW Review: COC's ELIXIR OF LOVE is Charming to the Core
by Taylor Long - October 12, 2017

Small town charm is the fuel for the Canadian Opera Company's ELIXIR OF LOVE. Set in any town Ontario, Donizetti's beloved characters appear even more appealing and recognizable in James Robinson's quaint production. As part of the bel canto operatic repertoire, beautiful singing is an exception... (more...)
BWW Review: Canadian Opera Company's ARABELLA Sparkles in Every Way BWW Review: Canadian Opera Company's ARABELLA Sparkles in Every Way
by Taylor Long - October 06, 2017

Swanky sets, shimmering voices, sumptuous costumes - it all sparkles when met with sublime Strauss. The Canadian Opera Company presents the Canadian premiere of ARABELLA, a lyric comedy by Richard Strauss. A co-production with Santa Fe Opera and Minnesota Opera, ARABELLA is sung in German with Engli... (more...)
Interview: Soprano Simone Osborne Talks ELIXIR OF LOVE at the COC Interview: Soprano Simone Osborne Talks ELIXIR OF LOVE at the COC
by Taylor Long - October 05, 2017

Opera soprano Simone Osborne sits down with BroadwayWorld's Taylor Long to chat about her career, her roots and her excitement in bringing ELIXIR OF LOVE to the stage at the COC.... (more...)
BWW Review: Toronto is Head Over Heels for HIBLA GERZMAVA BWW Review: Toronto is Head Over Heels for HIBLA GERZMAVA
by Taylor Long - June 09, 2017

Russia seems to be everywhere these days. Conductor and violinist, Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra performed to an enthusiastic crowd at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Ontario. The evening was presented by Show One Productions, the same company that recently brought us ... (more...)
BWW Review: Rent in Toronto Meets Opera in Against the Grain Theatre's LA BOHÈME BWW Review: Rent in Toronto Meets Opera in Against the Grain Theatre's LA BOHÈME
by Taylor Long - May 20, 2017

You've never seen a more boho Boheme. Against the Grain Theatre (AtG) presents Puccini's LA BOHÈME in a real Toronto dive bar, The Tranzac Club. AtG is doing something incredible in the world of opera right now - they're growing. When opera houses around the world are reporting declines in ticket sa... (more...)
BWW Review: Canadian Opera Company's TOSCA is a Total Triumph BWW Review: Canadian Opera Company's TOSCA is a Total Triumph
by Taylor Long - May 02, 2017

From the moment the orchestra plays its first note, the production is pure magic. The Canadian Opera Company (COC) ends their 2016-2017 season with a bang, with Puccini's TOSCA. Gorgeous music, grand sets and gripping performances coexist seamlessly in Paul Curran's production of one of opera's most... (more...)
BWW Review: Opera Superstar ANNA NETREBKO Dazzles in Canadian Debut BWW Review: Opera Superstar ANNA NETREBKO Dazzles in Canadian Debut
by Taylor Long - April 26, 2017

Anna Netrebko performed to an adoring sold-out audience at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre on Tuesday evening. Netrebko was joined by husband and Azerbaijani tenor, Yusif Eyvazov and renowned Russian baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Led by Maestro Jader Bignamini, the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra br... (more...)
BWW Review: The Canadian Opera Company's LOUIS RIEL - A Step in the Right Direction BWW Review: The Canadian Opera Company's LOUIS RIEL - A Step in the Right Direction
by Taylor Long - April 24, 2017

Colonization is a controversial part of our heritage, and is central to the Canadian Opera Company's (COC) new production of Harry Somers' LOUIS RIEL. The production has sparked discourse on the use of Indigenous songs in opera, the portrayal of Indigenous men and women on stage and First Nations so... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Announces Free Events In April Canadian Opera Company Announces Free Events In April
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2017

In conjunction with the Canadian Opera Company's new production of Harry Somers' Louis Riel, FREE events are taking place in Toronto throughout the month of April, allowing the general public to discover this uniquely Canadian contribution to the opera world.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Brings Together an All-Canadian Cast for LOUIS REIL Canadian Opera Company Brings Together an All-Canadian Cast for LOUIS REIL
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company has brought together an all-Canadian cast, led by renowned Canadian baritone Russell Braun in the title role, for its highly anticipated revival of Harry Somers' Louis Riel. This new production of Louis Riel is co-produced with the National Arts Centre in anticipation of C... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Closes 2016-2017 Year With TOSCA, 4/30-5/20 Canadian Opera Company Closes 2016-2017 Year With TOSCA, 4/30-5/20
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company closes its 2016/2017 season with Puccini's beloved Tosca. A tense drama of passion and betrayal, Tosca returns in a COC production performed with two of today's great divas in the title role: internationally renowned Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and critically accla... (more...)