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RICHARD WAGNER’S EPIC PARSIFAL TO OPEN CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S MONUMENTAL 2020/2021 SEASONBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
This is the first Parsifal to be staged in COC history
Toronto – For the first time in decades, a fully staged production of Richard Wagner’s Parsifal will be presented in Canada, opening the Canadian Opera Company’s monumental 2020/2021 season with a company premiere at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Cast with more than 100 singers, an orchestra of 110 musicians, and a nearly six-hour run-time, this journey of one knight’s quest for the Holy Grail offers Canadian audiences a rare opportunity to experience Wagner’s thrilling final masterpiece in Toronto, in a celebrated COC co-production directed by François Girard.
FOUR EMERGING ARTISTS TO JOIN THE COC ENSEMBLE STUDIO FOR 2020/2021By Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company welcomes four new opera artists to its Ensemble Studio training program for the 2020/2021 season: soprano Midori Marsh, baritone Jonah Spungin, bass-baritone Alex Halliday, and pianist/intern coach Frances Thielmann. In August 2020, the artists become part of a renowned program that has launched the careers of over 235 Canadian opera professionals.
COC TO HOST SECOND DIGITAL STAGE SYMPOSIUM ON PERFORMING ARTS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIESBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company invites Canadian performing arts organizations to participate in the second Digital Stage symposium on technological advances and challenges for the sector, happening on February 20, 2020 at the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre in Toronto.
Last fall, the COC launched the Digital Stage, in partnership with The National Ballet of Canada and Sheridan College and its Screen Industries Research and Training Centre. Generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the collaborative long-term project was created to explore technological possibilities for the performing arts sector, with a focus on harnessing available data, piloting new technology in realistic settings, and creating a barrier-free environment for open dialogue about the future.