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R. STRAUSS’ UNRELENTING PSYCHODRAMA ELEKTRA SET TO GRIP COC AUDIENCES THIS WINTERBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – Richard Strauss’ twisted psychodrama, Elektra, returns to the COC stage with commanding star soprano Christine Goerke in the title role. Rooted in classic Greek tragedy, the one-act opera is an expressionist take on the ultimate tale of family dysfunction: Elektra’s lust to avenge her father’s murder at the hands of her mother and her mother’s lover. Fury and obsession spiral into horrific consequence as Elektra careens down a path of total destruction, all set to an unrelenting modern score. Elektra runs for seven performances on January 26, 31, February 6, 10, 12, 16, 22, 2019.
THE SCHOOL FOR LOVERS IS IN SESSION WITH DIRECTOR ATOM EGOYAN’S COSÌ FAN TUTTE AT THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANYBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – Audiences get a lesson in love when Mozart’s Così fan tutte (or The School for Lovers) returns to the Canadian Opera Company stage in 2019. The outlandish comedy follows two couples whose loyalty is put to the test by a meddling mentor looking to prove that all is fair in love and war. The stakes are set, a wager is made, and as sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella land squarely in temptation’s crosshairs, their fiancés soon learn the steep price of truth at any cost. Così fan tutte runs for eight performances on February 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 2019.
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY SET TO WOW YOUNG AUDIENCES WITH MODERN-DAY OPERA FAIRY TALEBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
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