Welcome to the Canadian Opera Company Media Centre. It contains resources for the media including media releases and downloadable photos of COC leadership and productions for publication where relevant. The images are available to members of the media for print and online promotion of the Canadian Opera Company and its events only.
For general inquiries, including interview requests, please contact Kristin McKinnon, Publicist and Publications Coordinator, at KMcKinnon@coc.ca or 416-306-2383.
FOUR YOUNG SINGERS TO JOIN CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY ENSEMBLE STUDIO IN 2018/2019 SEASONBy Public RelationsPosted In Press Releases
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes four new artists for the 2018/2019 season: bass-baritone Joel Allison, mezzo-soprano Simona Genga, and sopranos Lauren Margison and Anna-Sophie Neher. The four singers join the Ensemble Studio in August 2018 and become part of a program that, since its inception in 1980, has launched the careers of over 230 Canadian singers, opera coaches, mainstage directors and conductors.
COC’S 2018/2019 SEASON FEATURES WORLD PREMIERE OF RUFUS WAINWRIGHT’S HADRIANBy Public RelationsPosted In Press Releases
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s 2018/2019 season presents the world premiere of Hadrian, a new opera from composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor, which features the highly anticipated COC debuts of international opera stars Thomas Hampson and Karita Mattila.
VERDI’S RIGOLETTO RETURNS TO COC: A SEARING EXPLORATION OF PATRIARCHY, POWER AND COMMERCEBy Public RelationsPosted In Press Releases
“This production is nothing short of a musical feast.” – Toronto Sun
“One of the most spectacular operatic productions I have seen to date… carefully considered and brilliantly executed.” – Mooney on Theatre
Toronto –Verdi’s Rigoletto, a searing exploration of patriarchy, power, and commerce, returns to the Canadian Opera Company this winter with a production from acclaimed American director Christopher Alden. A tragedy on a Shakespearean scale, the opera is brought to life by an all-star cast and conducted by pre-eminent American maestro Stephen Lord. Ten performances take place at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on January 20, 27, February 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 17, 21, and 23, 2018.Read more