Five Times That Opera Scored All the GoalsBy COC StaffPosted in COC News
At this year's FIFA World Cup, conductor Valery Gergiev leads the Mariinsky Orchestra in the opening ceremony in Moscow, with performances from international opera stars including Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Juan Diego Flórez, Yusif Eyvazov, and Ildar Abdrazakov. It’s certainly not the first time that opera is being called upon to provide the soundtrack to bigger-than-life, high stakes moments in spectator sport—which makes perfect sense for an art form that reaches beyond the merely ordinary to display superhuman feats of athleticism and big emotion on the grandest scale.
Here are some of our favourite performances in the history of opera as sports soundtrack.[READ MORE]
You Said It... #COC1718By COC StaffWe started our year off with some of the best voices in the opera world for the Canadian premiere of Richard Strauss’ Arabella…Posted in COC Staff
Artist Q&A: An Evening with the Ensemble StudioBy COC Staff
On May 25, the COC Ensemble Studio takes over the mainstage of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for An Evening with the Ensemble Studio. Some of Canada’s most talented young artists perform highlights from Mozart’s wry comedy Così fan tutte and Purcell’s full supernatural epic Dido and Aeneas.
We checked in with all nine Ensemble Studio members ahead of the event to find out what audiences can expect from this highly anticipated showcase.