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MIDORI MARSH WINS FIRST PRIZE IN COC’S NATIONWIDE ENSEMBLE STUDIO COMPETITIONBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – Canadian-American soprano Midori Marsh, of Cleveland, Ohio, took home First Prize and the Audience Choice Award at the Canadian Opera Company’s ninth annual Ensemble Studio Competition on October 30, 2019 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The evening marks the grand finale of a national search for Canada’s top young opera singers, all of whom are vying for a coveted spot in the company’s prestigious Ensemble Studio training program. This year’s competitors hailed from all over the country, with seven finalists selected from six Canadian provinces.
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY PRESENTS INNOVATIVE NEW PROGRAMMING, BOOSTS NEW AUDIENCES BY 56% IN 2018/2019By Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
In a season of milestones, COC General Director Alexander Neef tapped to become next leader of Opéra national de Paris
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s 2018/2019 season saw the company connect with new arts and culture lovers through a bold line-up of mainstage programming, which included the highly anticipated world premiere of Hadrian, a new COC commission from Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor. The organization’s multi-year strategic vision, COC365, also continued to inform the company’s innovative programming, with a deepened commitment to long-term audience development and a robust array of community-oriented, accessible arts initiatives, as reported today at the COC’s Annual General Meeting by COC Board Chair Justin Linden and COC General Director Alexander Neef. The meeting also marked the official start of term for long-serving COC Board member, Jonathan Morgan, as incoming Board Chair for 2019/2020.
SEVEN YOUNG SINGERS SELECTED FOR CANADA’S BIGGEST OPERA COMPETITIONBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – After a months-long, nationwide search, seven talented young opera singers from across the country have been chosen to compete in the Canadian Opera Company’s ninth annual Ensemble Studio Competition on October 30, 2019 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Finalists are competing for cash prizes, performance opportunities, and a chance to earn a coveted place in the COC Ensemble Studio, Canada’s top training program for young opera professionals.