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ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR WAJDI MOUAWAD REVITALIZES MOZART’S THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO IN NEW COC PRODUCTIONBy Public Relations(Die Entführung aus dem Serail) in a new COC production from Lebanese-Canadian Wajdi Mouawad, a playwright and director whose work is internationally recognized for its moral impulse. His reinterpretation of Mozart’s opera—a piece about relations between Enlightenment-era Europeans and Muslim Turks—was first presented in 2016 at Opéra de Lyon, where the New York Times suggested Mouawad’s artistic vision could be an example of opera becoming an agent of change. Seven performances take place at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on February 7, 10, 13, 16, 18, 22, and 24, 2018.Read morePosted In Press Releases
SIMONA GENGA WINS FIRST PRIZE AT CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY'S ANNUAL VOCAL COMPETITIONBy Public RelationsPosted In Press Releases
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes four new artists for the 2018/2019 season: bass-baritone Joel Allison, mezzo-soprano Simona Genga, and sopranos Lauren Margison and Anna-Sophie Neher. The four singers join the Ensemble Studio in August 2018 and become part of a program that, since its inception in 1980, has launched the careers of over 230 Canadian singers, opera coaches, mainstage directors and conductors.
SEVEN CANADIAN SINGERS COMPETE IN COC’S ANNUAL VOCAL SHOWCASE AT CENTRE STAGE GALA FUNDRAISERBy Public RelationsPosted In Press Releases
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company has selected seven finalists from across the country to showcase in this year’s exhilarating vocal competition at its fifth annual gala fundraiser, Centre Stage, on November 1, 2017. Selected from a pool of 134 aspiring Canadian opera singers, the final seven will take to the stage of Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts to perform selected arias in the hopes of securing a cash prize, ranging in value from $1,500 – $10,000, a performance opportunity at Ontario’s Elora Festival, and a highly coveted invitation to join Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals, the COCRead more