• 9 Things About Tosca

    By Tanner Davies

    By Nikita Gourski, Strategic Advisor and Artistic Associate 

     

    Romance, war, murder. Tosca is an operatic thriller set to one of opera's most lush and memorable scores. Do you need to brush up on your Tosca knowledge or simply want to learn more about our production? Here are 9 Things About Tosca!

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    Posted in Tosca
  • Honouring Indigeneity in Louis Riel

    By COC Staff

    By Gianmarco Segato, Adult Programs Manager

     

    It was just one year ago that Louis Riel’s portrait was finally hung alongside those of Manitoba’s other premiers in the halls of Winnipeg’s Legislative Buildings. Although never premier, as President of the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia he helped pave the way for Manitoba to enter Confederation—ironic given his subsequent execution for treason by the same Ottawa government determined to unite Canada at any cost. Manitoba’s small but significant acknowledgement of Riel’s key role was long overdue, but is the type of historical realignment that also informs director Peter Hinton’s new COC production of Louis Riel.

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  • Keri-Lynn Wilson: A Passion for Puccini

    By COC Staff

    By Kristin McKinnon, Publicist and Publications Co-ordinator 


    Canadian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson has impressed audiences and critics alike with her nuanced and expressive performances while leading some of the most prestigious orchestras around the world. This spring she comes home to make her Canadian Opera Company debut conducting Puccini’s Tosca. With such success, it’s hard to believe that an international conducting career was not always part of her plans.

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    Posted in Tosca

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