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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.
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S NEW HANSEL & GRETEL IS AN IMAGINATION-FUELLED ADVENTURE THROUGH TORONTOBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – Everyday magic comes alive in a new production that transplants Hansel and Gretel’s adventures from a wooded forest setting to modern-day Toronto. As the siblings make their way through a contemporary high-rise neighbourhood in search of food, they must rely on their wits – and each other – to outsmart danger along the way. All throughout, cutting-edge stage technology paints a picture of the characters’ vivid imaginations, creating a theatrical experience unlike any other. Hansel & Gretel runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on February 6, 8, 11, 15, 16, 19, 21, 2020.
COC RE-IMAGINES HANSEL & GRETEL IN SPECIAL “OPERA FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES” SHOWS AT THE FOUR SEASONS CENTREBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Shortened, English-language adaptation to feature local children’s choirs
Toronto – Kids are in for a sweet treat this winter when the Canadian Opera Company’s annual Opera for Young Audiences production moves to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for two special performances on February 13 and 15, 2020. The Engelbert Humperdinck classic, Hansel & Gretel, has been adapted with young audiences in mind, featuring a shortened 90-minute runtime and English performance. Rising young stars of the COC Ensemble Studio sing the main roles, accompanied by the acclaimed COC Orchestra led by conductor Derek Bate.