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Canadian Opera Company Announces November 2021 Digital Performances

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Events include Gianni Schicchi, a free concert series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, and more.

Canadian Opera Company has announced new digital performances in November 2021, including Gianni Schicchi, Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre: City Sessions, presented by TD Bank Group, and Mozart's Requiem.

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NOVEMBER 2021

GIANNI SCHICCHI (Digital Performance)

On October 30, 2021, the COC stages its first full-scale opera in over a year and a half when it presents Puccini's lighthearted comedy Gianni Schicchi. In a new production directed by Amy Lane with Italian conductor Jader Bignamini leading the COC Orchestra, a family mourns the death of patriarch Buoso Donati - but the tears prove to be just for show when they learn that they've all been cut out of his will. British baritone Roland Wood returns to the COC in the role of schemer Gianni Schicchi, and rising South Korean soprano Hera Hyesang Park makes her COC debut as Lauretta, performing one of Puccini's most recognizable, show-stopping arias, "O mio babbino caro."

Time: Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET (public premiere). Accessible online for six months.

Admission: FREE with COC's digital membership. Sign-up now at coc.ca/stream and visit coc.ca/Gianni for more information on how to watch, cast and creative team, and other fall programming.

FREE CONCERT SERIES IN THE Richard Bradshaw AMPHITHEATRE: CITY SESSIONS (Digital Performances)

Throughout the fall, the COC presents the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre: City Sessions, Presented by TD Bank Group. A diverse array of globally inspired local artists continue the spirit of the company's popular and long-standing concert series with performances being recorded in the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room at the Four Seasons Centre, the glass-enclosed space connecting the building to its surroundings and community.

All performances will be available on the COC's social channels, beginning in October.

Admission: FREE. For more information including how to watch and other fall programming, please visit coc.ca/CitySessions.

MOZART'S REQUIEM (Digital Performance)

As the year draws to a close, the COC partners with Against the Grain Theatre for Mozart's Requiem on November 27, 2021. This multidisciplinary interpretation incorporates interviews with front-line workers and community members, connects individual stories of loss and resilience to Mozart's emotionally affecting work, and offers a powerful moment for healing and renewal. The concert features Kwagiulth and Stó:lo First Nations mezzo-soprano Marion Newman, as well as current and graduate artists from the COC's Ensemble Studio. COC Music Director Johannes Debus leads the COC Orchestra, and Price Family Chorus Master Sandra Horst leads the COC Chorus in this stirring ensemble performance.

Time: Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. ET (public premiere). Accessible online for six months.

Admission: FREE with COC's digital membership. Sign-up now at coc.ca/stream and visit coc.ca/Requiem for more information on how to watch, as well as full cast and creative team details.

All repertoire, dates, productions, and casting are subject to change without notice.


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