• Five Times That Opera Scored All the Goals

    By COC Staff

    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.

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  • You Said It... #COC1718

    By COC Staff
    We started our year off with some of the best voices in the opera world for the Canadian premiere of Richard Strauss’ Arabella
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