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COC ANNOUNCES NEW COMMISSION: THE OLD FOOLS BY COMPOSER ANA SOKOLOVIĆ AND LIBRETTIST PAUL BENTLEYBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Julien Bilodeau now composing La Reine-Garçon with Michel Marc Bouchard
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company announced today a new mainstage commission: The Old Fools by celebrated Montreal-based composer Ana Sokolović and seasoned British librettist Paul Bentley. La Reine-Garçon, first announced in 2015, is moving forward as a co-commission with the Opéra de Montréal – the first mainstage collaboration of its kind between the two major Canadian opera companies; at its helm are two exceptional Canadian artists: Julien Bilodeau as composer and Michel Marc Bouchard as librettist.
IAN CUSSON NAMED AS CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S NEW COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCEBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Residency to include new commissioned work with librettist Colleen Murphy
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Academy, a pioneering development program to foster young opera artists, creators and administrators, is piloting a new artistic development opportunity in 2019: the Composer-in-Residence program, for which Canadian composer Ian Cusson has been selected as the inaugural artist. Cusson begins his residency with the COC on August 19, 2019.
R. STRAUSS’ UNRELENTING PSYCHODRAMA ELEKTRA SET TO GRIP COC AUDIENCES THIS WINTERBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – Richard Strauss’ twisted psychodrama, Elektra, returns to the COC stage with commanding star soprano Christine Goerke in the title role. Rooted in classic Greek tragedy, the one-act opera is an expressionist take on the ultimate tale of family dysfunction: Elektra’s lust to avenge her father’s murder at the hands of her mother and her mother’s lover. Fury and obsession spiral into horrific consequence as Elektra careens down a path of total destruction, all set to an unrelenting modern score. Elektra runs for seven performances on January 26, 31, February 6, 10, 12, 16, 22, 2019.