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.
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.
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY GENERAL DIRECTOR ALEXANDER NEEF APPOINTED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF SANTA FE OPERABy Public RelationsPosted In Press Releases
Toronto – Today, Canadian Opera Company General Director Alexander Neef was named Artistic Director of Santa Fe Opera by incoming SFO General Director Robert K. Meya, effective October 1, 2018. The announcement followed Meya’s own appointment this morning by the SFO Board of Directors, along with English conductor Harry Bicket as Music Director. Neef will continue in his position as COC General Director, in addition to this new seasonal role.Read more
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