MEDIA CENTRE

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:

Avril Sequeira, Director of Public Relations
AvrilS@coc.ca
416-306-2387

Kristin McKinnon, Publicist and Content Producer
KMcKinnon@coc.ca 
416-306-2383


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PRESS RELEASES

  • CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY SET TO WOW YOUNG AUDIENCES WITH MODERN-DAY OPERA FAIRY TALE

    By Public Relations
    Read the PDF version here.

    Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company presents the Cinderella story with a magical middle school twist, when WOW Factor: A Cinderella Story premieres at the Imperial Oil Opera Theatre with four public performances on December 1 and 2, 2018. With a musical adaptation by Stéphane Mayer, of the COC’s Ensemble Studio, and a new English libretto by Against the Grain Theatre’s Joel Ivany, this family-friendly opera brings Rossini’s La Cenerentola into the 21st century.Read more
    Posted In Press Releases
  • MATTHEW CAIRNS WINS FIRST PRIZE AT CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY'S 2018 ENSEMBLE STUDIO COMPETITION

    By Public Relations
    Read the PDF version here.

    Toronto – Matthew Cairns of St. Catharines, ON took home First Prize at the Canadian Opera Company’s annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 1, 2018 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The competition is the feature event of the COC gala fundraiser Centre Stage, an annual celebration of Canada’s best young opera artists. Cairns was selected from eight finalists to receive the $5,000 award, supported by the Chair of the COC’s Board of Directors, as well as a performance opportunity at Ontario’s Elora Festival. Vartan Gabrielian of Toronto won the Second Prize of $3,000, and Jamie Groote of Toronto was awarded the Third Prize of $1,500. Andrea Lett of Prince Albert, SK took home the Audience Choice Award, worth $1,500. In a surprising moment, judges awarding the new CBC Music Young Artist Development Prize were so impressed by the strength of performances, two winners were selected to win a professional studio recording session for future broadcast: Matthew Cairns and Andrea Lett.Read more
    Posted In Press Releases
  • CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY MAKES SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN REALIZING COC365 STRATEGIC PLAN IN 2017/2018

    By Public Relations
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    COC lays foundation for deeper civic engagement with new Culture Hub project

    Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s 2017/2018 season marked a year in which the organization made significant progress on key goals of its COC365 Strategic Plan by presenting boundary-pushing productions; deepening its commitment to public engagement and relationship-building with diverse communities; and laying the foundation for the exciting revitalization of 227 Front St. E., as reported today at the COC’s Annual General Meeting by COC Board Chair Justin Linden and COC General Director Alexander Neef.Read more
    Posted In Press Releases

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