Four New Young Artists To Join COC Ensemble Studio For 2019/2020Four New Young Artists To Join COC Ensemble Studio For 2019/2020
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes four new artists for the 2019/2020 season: tenor Matthew Cairns, bass-baritone Vartan Gabrielian, mezzo-soprano Jamie Groote, and Alex Soloway as a pianist and intern coach. The four will join the Ensemble Studio in August 2019 and become part of a program that has launched the careers of over 230 Canadian opera professionals. (more...)

COC Announces 2019 Orchestra AcademyCOC Announces 2019 Orchestra Academy
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy welcomes five student musicians to join its sixth annual training intensive, taking place January 6 - 26, 2019. Led by COC Music Director Johannes Debus, and in collaboration with The Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Schulich School of Music of McGill University and the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, the program offers its student musicians one-on-one mentorship and practical experience in their pursuit of a career in an opera orchestra. (more...)

National Ballet of Canada Announces Principal Casting for THE NUTCRACKERNational Ballet of Canada Announces Principal Casting for THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for The Nutcracker. First Soloist Jack Bertinshaw makes his debut this season as Peter/The Nutcracker. Corps de Ballet Member Ethan Watts will debut as Uncle Nikolai.   (more...)

Principal Casting Announced For The National Ballet of Canada's THE DREAM and BEING AND NOTHINGNESSPrincipal Casting Announced For The National Ballet of Canada's THE DREAM and BEING AND NOTHINGNESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Frederick Ashton's The Dream and Guillaume Cote's Being and Nothingness. The mixed programme is onstage November 21 - 25, 2018 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. #TheDreamNBC #BeingandNothingnessNBC (more...)

ANNA KARENINA Principal Casting Announced At National Ballet of CanadaANNA KARENINA Principal Casting Announced At National Ballet of Canada
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the North American premiere of John Neumeier's Anna Karenina. The first co-operation between The National Ballet of Canada, The Hamburg Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet, Anna Karenina is inspired by Leo Tolstoy's great masterpiece and opens the National Ballet's 2018/19 season November 10 - 18, 2018 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. #AnnaKareninaNBC (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Makes Significant Strides In Realizing COC365 PlanCanadian Opera Company Makes Significant Strides In Realizing COC365 Plan
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Canadian Opera Company's 2017/2018 season marked a year in which the organization made significant progress on key goals of its COC365 Strategic Plan by presenting boundary-pushing productions; deepening its commitment to public engagement and relationship-building with diverse communities; and laying the foundation for the exciting revitalization of 227 Front St. E., as reported today at the COC's Annual General Meeting by COC Board Chair Justin Linden and COC General Director Alexander Neef. (more...)

Silence Presents Justin Gray & Synthesis, 10/26Silence Presents Justin Gray & Synthesis, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

This Friday evening, October 26th, Silence proudly presents Justin Gray & Synthesis, a contemporary world-jazz ensemble that explores a captivating cross-cultural blend of Indian and western music. The ensemble features Justin Gray on Bass Veena & Electric Bass, Ted Quinlan on guitar, Drew Jurecka on Violin, Ed Hanley on tabla and Derek Gray on drums, percussion & Tibetan singing bowls. Bandleader Justin Gray is an award-winning bassist, composer and producer based out of Toronto, Canada. In 2010, he designed and co-created the bass veena, a multi-stringed instrument, which combines the fretless bass with elements inspired by various Indian stringed instruments. Justin is the first artist to perform on this instrument worldwide. (more...)

Winners Announced For Inaugural $25,000 Mecenat Musica Prix 3 FemmesWinners Announced For Inaugural $25,000 Mecenat Musica Prix 3 Femmes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Shining the spotlight on emerging Canadian female and female-identified composers and librettists who demonstrate extraordinary promise in opera creation, winners for the first-ever Mecenat Musica Prix 3 Femmes have been announced in Montreal. (more...)

Free Concert Series Celebrates Milestone 1000th Concert In 2018/2019 SeasonFree Concert Series Celebrates Milestone 1000th Concert In 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

The city's best all-access cultural programming returns this fall when the Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre kicks off its 13th season on September 25, 2018. Over 400 emerging and established artists, spanning a broad spectrum of artistic and cultural traditions, will perform in 72 concerts from September to May. (more...)

Six Young Opera Singers Win $10,000 Prize From the 2018 George London AwardsSix Young Opera Singers Win $10,000 Prize From the 2018 George London Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

The winners of the 47th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place before an enthusiastic audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (more...)

Individual Tickets & Festival Passes on Sale Today for New Creations FestivalIndividual Tickets & Festival Passes on Sale Today for New Creations Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

The month of March at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) abounds with anticipated events including a performance by piano virtuoso Lang Lang with his protege Maxim Lando, the 14th New Creations Festival, and Jaws in Concert. Appearances by pianist Lars Vogt and guest conductor Stephane Deneve, a concert by the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and Classical Kids: Gershwin's Magic Key add to the buzz. (more...)

Four Young Singers To Join Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio In 2018/2019 SeasonFour Young Singers To Join Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio In 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes four new artists for the 2018/2019 season: bass-baritone Joel Allison, mezzo-soprano Simona Genga, and sopranos Lauren Margison and Anna-Sophie Neher. The four singers join the Ensemble Studio in August 2018 and become part of a program that, since its inception in 1980, has launched the careers of over 230 Canadian singers, opera coaches, mainstage directors and conductors. (more...)

Stunt Performers From Wonder Woman and Game Of Thrones to be Honored at SAG AwardsStunt Performers From Wonder Woman and Game Of Thrones to be Honored at SAG Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2018

The stunt performers and coordinators from Wonder Woman and Game of Thrones are this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles, it was announced today from the 24th Annual SAG Awards red carpet by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Welcomes Five Student Musicians To 2018 COC Orchestra AcademyCanadian Opera Company Welcomes Five Student Musicians To 2018 COC Orchestra Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy welcomes five student musicians to join its fifth annual training intensive, taking place January 7 26, 2018. Led by COC Music Director Johannes Debus, and in collaboration with The Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Schulich School of Music at McGill University and the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, the program offers its student musicians one-on-one mentorship and practical experience in their pursuit of a career in an opera orchestra. (more...)

National Ballet of Canada's THE NUTCRACKER is Selling Fast! Don't Miss Out!National Ballet of Canada's THE NUTCRACKER is Selling Fast! Don't Miss Out!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for The Nutcracker. Choreographed by James Kudelka, the National Ballet's production is Toronto's favourite holiday tradition and was sold-out for the past two seasons. The Nutcracker is onstage December 9 30, 2017 and tickets are selling fast. (more...)

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland Makes Debut In The Nutcracker as A Cannon DollThe Honourable Chrystia Freeland Makes Debut In The Nutcracker as A Cannon Doll
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, announces the 2017/18 season lineup of Cannon Dolls featured in The Nutcracker. The holiday favourite has a great tradition of inviting prominent Canadians to appear onstage in the guest roles with over 1,000 notable personalities making cameo appearances onstage to date. (more...)

National Ballet of Canada's THE NUTCRACKER is Selling Fast! Don't Miss Out!National Ballet of Canada's THE NUTCRACKER is Selling Fast! Don't Miss Out!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for The Nutcracker. Choreographed by James Kudelka, the National Ballet's production is Toronto's favourite holiday tradition and was sold-out for the past two seasons. The Nutcracker is onstage December 9 30, 2017 and tickets are selling fast. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Announces Advance Listings for March 2018Canadian Opera Company Announces Advance Listings for March 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Advance listings have been announced for Canadian Opera Company events in March 2018. This includes highlights of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and tours of the Four Seasons Centre. (more...)

Simona Genga Wins First Prize at Canadian Opera Company's Annual Vocal CompetitionSimona Genga Wins First Prize at Canadian Opera Company's Annual Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 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...)

Singers to Compete at Canadian Opera Company's 2017 Centre Stage GalaSingers to Compete at Canadian Opera Company's 2017 Centre Stage Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 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...)

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