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.
NOTES: Jane Archibald's DiaryBy COC StaffPosted in NOTES
We asked Jane Archibald, the COC’s 2017/2018 Artist-in-Residence, to keep a daily(ish) diary during a very busy April in which she made her title role debut in Stravinsky’s The Nightingale and Other Short Fables, jetted to the East Coast for a recital program in Halifax, and attended to some of the less glamorous tasks of being an international opera star, from power-washing the deck furniture to filing her taxes.
Keri Alkema at the Hilton's Tundra RestaurantBy COC StaffAfter touring the Hilton Toronto’s freshly renovated top floor suites, soprano Keri Alkema, who sings Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena, visited the Tundra Restaurant at the Hilton Toronto to learn more about their delicious spring menu.Posted in Hilton Toronto
In this video series, Executive Chef Kevin Prendergast and sous chefs Aaron Chen & Matthew Varner, take the soprano through three of the recipes on Tundra's new spring 2018 menu: the Roasted Asparagus Salad, the Grilled Whey Brined Pork Chop, and the Tundra Honeycomb Cocoa Berry Chocolate Bar! Keri also visits the hotel's pool-side bar, to learn how to make one of her favorite drinks, the Classic Manhattan, with Assistant Director of Food & Beverage, Jonathan Joaquim.[READ MORE]