Learn about our programs designed for everyone from the curious opera novice, to the long-time opera enthusiast. From singing to stagecraft, to the history behind the world's most beloved operas, the COC has something for you!
From our chorus, to our world renowned orchestra, and the COC's Academy, learn more about how the Canadian Opera Company is bringing best of the opera world to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
The COC Orchestra is the oldest opera orchestra in Canada and has received worldwide acclaim.
The COC Chorus is made up of professional singers and led by Chorus Master Sandra Horst.
The COC Academy includes training programs for young singers, coaches, instrumentalists and other opera professionals.
Inaugurated in 2006, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is the first building of its kind in Canada; a theatre built specifically for opera and ballet performances with the finest level of acoustics.
German-born Alexander Neef, appointed General Director of the Canadian Opera Company in June 2008, has worked with some of the most prestigious arts organizations in the world.
Maestro Johannes Debus was appointed Music Director of the Canadian Opera Company in 2009, having already established himself in many of the great opera houses and festivals of Europe.