OPERA INSIGHTS

Join us for in-depth conversations and interactive workshops that take you inside the COC's 2017/2018 season!

All events are FREE but require a ticket. Register online or call COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231 to reserve your spot.

Registration Policy:

Free tickets become available at 10 a.m. on the following dates:

Fall events (Oct. 12, 19 & 26):                 Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Winter events (Jan. 18, Feb. 8 & 15):       Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Spring events (April 17, 24 & 30):            Tuesday, April 3, 2018 

It is our policy to overbook. In the event of reaching full capacity, your reservation may not guarantee admission. Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes before the event start time.

Location and Time: All events take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated) at the

Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (unless otherwise indicated). 

  • APRIL 17, 2018: Nightingale: Playing with puppetry

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m.

    Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.)

    Join acrobat and puppeteer Noam Markus for a behind-the-scenes peeks into the world of puppetry in Robert Lepage’s spectacular production of Stravinsky’s Nightingale and other short fables.

    This event is now fully booked! However, all unclaimed seats will distributed to a standby line 10 minutes before the start of the event.

    APRIL 24, 2018: Opera chorus sing along **NEW LOCATION**

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m.

    Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.)

    Due to the popularity of this event, it has been relocated from the Education Centre to the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre (RBA), located on the 3rd floor of the Four Seasons Centre. 

    Warm up those pipes and join Price Family Chorus Master Sandra Horst for a fun evening of your favourite opera numbers! This evening will let you experience the magic of the human voice for yourself as you learn and perform choruses from Mozart's Così fan tutte and Puccini's La Bohème and about the work that goes into training a chorister. Open to all levels of experience and musical ability. 

    APRIL 30, 2018: Anna Bolena: the role of clothing at the court of Henry VIII

    Monday, April 30, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m.

    Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.)

    Join Alexandra Kim, former Historic Royal Palaces Curator at Kensington Palace, as she explores the role Tudor court costume played in charting Anne Boleyn’s (Anna Bolena’s) changing fortunes from being the object of Henry VIII’s passion to her condemnation as adulteress and traitor.

    This event is now fully booked! However, all unclaimed seats will distributed to a standby line 10 minutes before the start of the event. 

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  • How do I reserve a ticket?
    Tickets can be reserved by phone (416-363-8231) or online (https://coc.ca/season-calendar). Reservations will open at 10 a.m. on the following dates:

    Fall events (Oct. 12, 19 & 26):                 Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Winter events (Jan. 18, Feb. 8 & 15):       Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    Spring events (April 17, 24 & 30):            Tuesday, April 3, 2018 

    I’ve reserved my ticket. When should I arrive?

    Doors open 30 minutes before the beginning of the event. We suggest you arrive 15-20 minutes early so you can get a seat! All unclaimed seats will be distributed to a stand-by line 10 minutes before the event begins.

    What happens if tickets are sold out?
    Don’t worry! Just show up at the Opera Insights event early and join the stand-by line. 10 minutes before the beginning of the event, all unclaimed seats will be distributed on a first-come, first-seated basis.  
    Do I have to reserve a ticket? Can I just show up?

    Either! But reserving your free ticket is the most convenient way as it allows you to skip the stand-by line and go right in 30 minutes before the show. In either instance, remember to arrive early, as these events fill up quickly and all unclaimed seats will be released to the stand-by line 10 minutes before the event begins.

    Where are Opera Insights held? Is it accessible?

    All Opera Insights events take place in the Four Seasons Centre, at the intersection of Queen/University Ave. (Osgoode TTC station). The majority of the 2017-2018 Opera Insight events are held in the Education Center located to the left of the box office at the exit of the Osgoode subway station. Our Baritone Bravado and Opera Chorus Sing Along events will be held in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, located on the third floor of the Four Seasons Centre. Both spaces are wheelchair accessible, and seating is reserved for any patrons who require special accommodations.  

    I need special accommodation to attend this event, who can I contact to make sure my needs are met?

    Please contact the Box Office or education@coc.ca with your name, the date of the opera insights event you would like to attend, and the type of accommodation you require. We will make every attempt to meet your needs. Both the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and the Education Centre are wheelchair accessible with adjustable seating. Seats are reserved at the front for those requiring special accommodation. 


Various Opera Insights events, 2015. Photos: COC


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