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.
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FIVE STUDENT MUSICIANS JOIN CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S ORCHESTRA ACADEMY TRAINING PROGRAM FOR 2020By Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy welcomes five student musicians to join its seventh annual training intensive, taking place from January 16 – February 8, 2020. Led by COC Music Director Johannes Debus, the program offers its student musicians one-on-one mentorship and practical experience, including one-of-a-kind performance opportunities, opening the door to a career in an opera orchestra.Read more
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAYS WITH NEW, FREE OPERA FOR TORONTO PROGRAMMINGBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company hosted a special holiday edition of Opera for Toronto on December 12, 2019, inspired by the company’s upcoming production of Hansel & Gretel. The latest instalment of the COC’s free programming initiative focused on how family and friends can connect through the power of music, using live performance and interactive elements to help introduce new audiences to the art form.
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S THE BARBER OF SEVILLE IS A COLOURFUL, FUN-FILLED WINTER ESCAPEBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – In the city of Seville, fast-talking Figaro is everyone’s go-to guy. This barber cuts hair, trims beards, and – given the chance – will even help land you the love of your life. But it’s two artists at the top of their game who take centre stage in this colourful production of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville: Italian-Canadian mezzo soprano Emily D’Angelo makes her COC role debut as the lovely Rosina while Italian conductor Speranza Scappucci leads the COC Orchestra through eight fun-filled performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on January 19, 22, 25, 30, February 1, 2, 4, 7, 2020.