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CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY GENERAL DIRECTOR ALEXANDER NEEF APPOINTED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF SANTA FE OPERABy Public RelationsPosted In Press Releases
Toronto – Today, Canadian Opera Company General Director Alexander Neef was named Artistic Director of Santa Fe Opera by incoming SFO General Director Robert K. Meya, effective October 1, 2018. The announcement followed Meya’s own appointment this morning by the SFO Board of Directors, along with English conductor Harry Bicket as Music Director. Neef will continue in his position as COC General Director, in addition to this new seasonal role.Read more
FOUR YOUNG SINGERS TO JOIN CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY ENSEMBLE STUDIO IN 2018/2019 SEASONBy 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.
COC’S 2018/2019 SEASON FEATURES WORLD PREMIERE OF RUFUS WAINWRIGHT’S HADRIANBy Public RelationsPosted In Press Releases
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s 2018/2019 season presents the world premiere of Hadrian, a new opera from composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor, which features the highly anticipated COC debuts of international opera stars Thomas Hampson and Karita Mattila.