• Liz Upchurch on 20 Years with the Ensemble Studio

    By Liz Upchurch

    Liz Upchurch has led the COC Ensemble Studio for a remarkable 20 years, helping to establish it as one of the world’s leading training programs for young opera artists. She has shepherded an entire generation of singers and coaches through the program, which has continued to evolve and grow as a result of her guidance. Recently, Liz was honoured with an Opera Canada Award for her outstanding contributions to the Canadian opera community. In this edition of NOTES, Liz recounts her journey to Canada and how she came to became one of the COC’s most recognizable and respected figures.

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  • Circle of Artists: Rebecca Cuddy

    By COC Staff

    Over the next several months, the Canadian Opera Company will be highlighting members from our Circle of Artists initiative — an advisory body that is sparking conversation around institutional change at the COC and speaking directly to decision-makers to shape commitments that will support Indigenous communities with relationships based on reciprocity, caring, and mutual respect.

    Circle of Artists: Spotlight on Rebecca Cuddy

      

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  • Staging the Future

    By COC Staff

    On October 2, 2019, the COC hosted more than 70 participants at a kick-off symposium that encouraged shared learnings on new technology, open discussion of big-picture ideas, and the development of “next practices” for the Canadian arts sector in the digital age.

    The day’s events were all part of the COC-led Digital Stage project, launched earlier this year in partnership with the National Ballet of Canada and the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre.

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    Posted in Digital Stage

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