• Update: La Reine-Garçon Moves Ahead with Composer Julien Bilodeau

    By COC Staff

    La Reine-Garçon
    , first announced in 2015, is moving forward as a co-commission with the Opéra de Montréal – the first mainstage collaboration of its kind between the two major Canadian opera companies; at its helm are two exceptional Canadian artists: Julien Bilodeau as composer and Michel Marc Bouchard as librettist.[READ MORE]
    Posted in New Commissions
  • COC Announces New Commission: The Old Fools

    By COC Staff

    The Canadian Opera Company announced today a new mainstage commission: The Old Fools by celebrated Montreal-based composer Ana Sokolović and seasoned British librettist Paul Bentley. This opera in two acts was inspired by “The Old Fools” by renowned English poet Philip Larkin.[READ MORE]
    Posted in New Commissions
  • How to Talk to Your Relatives About Opera

    By COC Staff


    We’ve all been there. You’re at the dinner table, the topic of your opera obsession comes up, and it's met with any combination of the following:

    “I just don’t get it…”
    “I find opera boring...”
    “It’s too expensive...”
    “It’s just not for me...”

    Well, before you lose your chill, we've developed a highly rigorous, scientifically tested collection of snappy comebacks to make the most adamant non-opera human wonder if perhaps it’s time to give our favourite art form a test drive.

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