Opera Connect

An exciting series of public events which connect you with the artists who make opera happen. From the Royal Ontario Museum, to Union Station, you can hear the COC's Ensemble Studio all over the downtown core. 

Please stay tuned as more exciting pop up events are added in the coming weeks!

  • DECEMBER 13: OPERA EXPRESS- WINTER WHIMSY

    Opera Express: Winter Whimsy

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    12 p.m., West Wing of Union Station

    Take off your mittens and scarf—this intimate performance of opera arias and songs will warm your soul like a fireplace after a winter’s walk. Canada’s brightest young talents bring their voices to Union Station for your coziest winter commute ever.

    January 25: POPERA // REMIX

    POPERA

    Drake One Fifty x Canadian Opera Company

    Drake One Fifty hosts the Canadian Opera Company
    for a series of pop-up shows featuring opera's next great voices
    in collaboration with Drake guest artists.

    Nov 2 @ 5 PM                      // Echoes feat. World Slam Poetry champion Ian Kateku

    Jan 25 @ 5PM                     // Remix

    March 21 @ 5PM                // Synthesis

    May 17 @ 5 PM                   // Takeover

     
    FREE (Performance only)

    $50 (Performance + Prix fixe dinner)

     

    Book Now

    Call 416.363.6150 or email [email protected]

    JANUARY 28: OPERA EXPRESS- MUSIC & MENTAL HEALTH LECTURE-RECITAL

    Opera Express: Music & Mental Health Lecture-Recital

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    12 p.m. West Wing of Union Station

    If you’ve ever sought out just the right track to unwind to after a long day at work or pump you up for a session at the gym, you know how music can affect our mood and state of mind. Explore the art and science behind how music can affect our physical, mental and emotional health with accredited music therapist and registered psychotherapist SarahRose Black and cellist Andrew Ascenzo.

    MARCH 4: MUSIC IN THE ATRIUM AT PRINCESS MARGARET CANCER CENTRE

    Music in the Atrium
    Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    12 p.m.
    Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 7th floor.
    610 University Ave., Toronto

    A moment of calm in your busy day: hear some of Canada’s finest voices as they sing some of opera’s most sublime and sunny arias perfect for a winter’s day. Soprano Lauren Margison, tenor Matthew Cairns, bass-baritone Joel Allison and pianist Alex Soloway perform some of their favourites for you in this intimate performance. 

    This event is free and does not require a ticket. 

    MARCH 18: OPERA EXPRESS- FOR KIDS!
    Opera Express for Kids!

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    12 p.m., West Wing of Union Station

    Experience a March Break medley like no other! Canada’s brightest young opera talents bring their voices to Union Station for an interactive performance that hits the right notes with kids of all ages.

    March 21: POPERA // SYNTHESIS

    POPERA

    Drake One Fifty x Canadian Opera Company

    Drake One Fifty hosts the Canadian Opera Company
    for a series of pop-up shows featuring opera's next great voices
    in collaboration with Drake guest artists.

    Nov 2 @ 5 PM                      // Echoes feat. World Slam Poetry champion Ian Kateku

    Jan 25 @ 5PM                     // Remix

    March 21 @ 5PM                // Synthesis

    May 17 @ 5 PM                   // Takeover

     
    FREE (Performance only)

    $50 (Performance + Prix fixe dinner)

     

    Book Now

    Call 416.363.6150 or email [email protected]

    APRIL 23: OPERA EXPRESS- NEW WORKS

    Opera Express: New Works

    Thursday April 23, 2020

    12 p.m., West Wing of Union Station

    It’s your classical music in your city. Hear some of Toronto’s rising operatic stars of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio perform music by some of Canada’s emerging and established composers.

    May 17: POPERA // TAKEOVER

    POPERA

    Drake One Fifty x Canadian Opera Company

    Drake One Fifty hosts the Canadian Opera Company
    for a series of pop-up shows featuring opera's next great voices
    in collaboration with Drake guest artists.

    Nov 2 @ 5 PM                      // Echoes feat. World Slam Poetry champion Ian Kateku

    Jan 25 @ 5PM                     // Remix

    March 21 @ 5PM                // Synthesis

    May 17 @ 5 PM                   // Takeover

     
    FREE (Performance only)

    $50 (Performance + Prix fixe dinner)

     

    Book Now

    Call 416.363.6150 or email [email protected]


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