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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COC TO HOST SECOND DIGITAL STAGE SYMPOSIUM ON PERFORMING ARTS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIESBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company invites Canadian performing arts organizations to participate in the second Digital Stage symposium on technological advances and challenges for the sector, happening on February 20, 2020 at the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre in Toronto.
Last fall, the COC launched the Digital Stage, in partnership with The National Ballet of Canada and Sheridan College and its Screen Industries Research and Training Centre. Generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the collaborative long-term project was created to explore technological possibilities for the performing arts sector, with a focus on harnessing available data, piloting new technology in realistic settings, and creating a barrier-free environment for open dialogue about the future.
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.