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LUCIA AND JEFFREY REMEDIOS TO CO-CHAIR 2019 CENTRE STAGE GALA AT CANADIAN OPERA COMPANYBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – The countdown to the Canadian Opera Company’s Centre Stage Gala has kicked off with the naming of committee co-chairs Lucia and Jeffrey Remedios. The pair has long been involved in shaping and supporting the Canadian music industry, with Jeffrey Remedios also serving on the COC Board of Directors, and is now looking forward to lending their creative talents to the COC’s largest annual fundraiser in support of the COC Ensemble Studio.
NEW MUSIC FOR LOUIS RIEL SCORE CO-COMMISSIONED BY CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY AND NATIONAL ARTS CENTREBy Public RelationsPosted In Press Releases
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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company is proud to partner with the National Arts Centre in co-commissioning new work to replace the music from the Kuyas aria that opens the third act of Louis Riel by composer Harry Somers and librettist Mavor Moore. Composer Ian Cusson, of Métis and French-Canadian descent, has been commissioned to create this new work for the opera, last performed at both the COC and NAC in 2017.
This decision resulted from a consultation process to redress the misuse of a Nisga’a song in Louis Riel and was initiated and led by Stó:lō First Nations scholar Dylan Robinson and included Nisga’a Lisims government, Métis and Nisga’a artists, the Somers and Moore Estates, the COC, NAC, and representatives of the Canadian Museum of History and other arts organizations.
VOLVO CAR CANADA NAMED OFFICIAL AUTOMOTIVE PARTNER OF CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY AND FOUR SEASONS CENTREBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts have joined forces with Volvo Car Canada, which was named their official automotive partner effective March 1, 2019. With their shared commitment to performance and design excellence, the partnership is a natural fit for both organizations.
“We are delighted to welcome Volvo Car Canada as the official automotive partner of the Canadian Opera Company and Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,” says COC General Director Alexander Neef. “Volvo’s values of creativity, innovation and excellence so closely mirror our own and we look forward to exploring all the collaborative possibilities as we embark on this new partnership.”