A lecherous old man is no match for young love and sheer audacity, especially when Figaro is involved. Dr. Bartolo is love with Rosina, his young and beautiful charge. But when she falls in love with a “poor student,” (a count in disguise) the stage is set for laugh-out-loud comedy. Rossini’s score is punctuated with brilliant ensembles and some of opera’s most familiar arias, including Figaro’s ode to his own fame.
News About The Barber of Seville at Four Seasons Centre
COC Marks Mainstage Success, Community Building, and Digital Expansion in 2019/2020 Season
October 28, 2020
The Canadian Opera Company’s 2019/2020 season marked a year of inspired mainstage programming, increased community engagement, and new digital initiatives, as reported today at the COC’s Annual General Meeting by COC Board Chair Jonathan Morgan and COC General Director Alexander Neef.
BWW Review: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE goes full circus in the Canadian Opera Company's electrifying, funny production
January 26, 2020
The Canadian Opera Company's remount of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, last performed in 2015, is a visually striking and pitch-perfect adaptation of one of opera's most well-known works. With staging by Spanish theatre troupe Els Comediants, director Joan Font beautifully blends 19th century sensibilities, modern architecture, and clownish costumes for an opera experience that defies any one genre.
National Ballet of Canada Announces Expansion of Emerging Arts Critics Programme
August 08, 2019
The National Ballet of Canada today announced the Emerging Arts Critics (EAC) programme will expand in the 2019/20 season to include Soulpepper Theatre Company along with returning collaborators The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and the Canadian Opera Company(COC).
COC Explores Myths And Lore In 2019/2020 Season With International Opera Legends
February 05, 2019
The Canadian Opera Company offers three bold new productions in 2019/2020 that hone in on the stories and myths that shape our perceptions and the ones that offer escape from all things ordinary. This 69th season features new productions of Puccini's Turandot, Dvo k's Rusalka, and Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel, as well as COC revivals of Rossini's The Barber of Seville, Verdi's Aida, and Wagner's The Flying Dutchman.