• Liz Upchurch: Celebrating 20 Years at the COC

    By COC Staff
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    On Tuesday, May 7, we marked a special milestone when Liz Upchurch, Head of the COC Ensemble Studio, celebrated 20 years with the Canadian Opera Company! In a special performance, part of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre presented by TD Bank Group, she performed some of her favourite works alongside some special guests.

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  • Getting to Know the 2018/2019 Ensemble Studio

    By COC Staff

    How well do you know this year’s Ensemble Studio? We asked them to spill their deepest darkest secrets, wildest hopes and dreams, and all the important dirt we know you want to know – like their latest Netflix binge.  So before they hit the stage for their first concert of the season on September 25, take a moment to get to know Canada’s future opera stars![READ MORE]
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  • New Year, New Members: Meet the 2018-2019 additions to the Ensemble Studio

    By COC Staff

    For the 2018/2019 season, the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio welcomes bass-baritone Joel Allison, mezzo-soprano Simona Genga, and sopranos Lauren Margison and Anna-Sophie Neher. The four singers join the Ensemble Studio in August 2018, and will hit the ground running in one of the most highly regarded training programs of its kind in North America.

    The four emerging artists will be joining returning baritone Samuel Chan, soprano Lauren Eberwein, mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh, and pianists/intern coaches Rachael Kerr and Stéphane Mayer

    Built around an individually-tailored, multi-year program, the newcomers will learn what it takes to pursue a professional operatic career through collaborative coaching, language and acting studies, career skills development, understudying and performing mainstage roles, and participating in masterclasses with internationally renowned opera professionals. 

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