• YOUNG CANADIANS WIN BIG AT NORTH AMERICAN OPERA COMPETITION

    By COC Staff

    Canadian opera talent took centre stage this weekend as three of the country’s most promising young artists claimed top prizes at the George London Foundation Awards Competition in New York City.  Soprano Lauren Margison and mezzo-sopranos Rihab Chaieb and Emily D’Angelo each took home $10,000 USD alongside three other American winners.

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    Posted in COC at Large
  • LEADING WITH LOVE: Ahmed Moneka’s Journey from Baghdad to Toronto

    By Taylor Long

    Ahmed Moneka portrays the prayer leader in the COC’s The Abduction from the Seraglio

    In Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, a group of Europeans are abducted by pirates and sold to a Turkish harem, forcefully introduced to a world “where everything goes right to left, not left to right.” For Ahmed Moneka, who plays the prayer leader in our production, the experience of having one’s entire life turned upside down is all too familiar. The actor faced a similar crisis in 2015 when he was forced to abandon his native Iraq and start a new life in Canada.

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    Posted in The Abduction from the Seraglio
  • To err is human

    By Jane Archibald (COC Artist-in-Residence)





    DISPATCHES FROM THE OPERA WORLD

    Jane Archibald, illustration by Arpanaa Das



    Guest Writer

    SOPRANO JANE ARCHIBALD


    “To err is human,” as the saying goes, and opera singers are as human as anybody else, despite attaining Olympian high notes. In this issue, our Artist-in-Residence reflects on the surprisingly liberating experience of making mistakes on stage, as well as the seemingly unavoidable blight of all live performers: the wardrobe malfunction. New in this issue, we’ve teamed up with Toronto-based visual designer Arpanaa Das for a series of illustrations inspired by Jane's stories.
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    Posted in Notes

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