OPERA GUILDS

Looking for like-minded opera enthusiasts in your area? The COC has 10 Opera Guild branches that offer opera-related activities in their local communities.

Members meet regularly to learn about the upcoming COC productions and to share their love of this exciting artform. Several guilds organize buses to bring their members to Toronto.

The guilds support COC performances in classrooms, provide financial assistance to promising young artists and are involved in the development of their local arts scenes.

If you would like to contact your local guild, e-mail us for information and an enthusiastic welcome to a dynamic group in your area.

BRANTFORD OPERA GUILD

Brantford Opera Guild

Looking for like-minded opera enthusiasts in the Brantford area? Indulge your love of the opera and support the activities of the Canadian Opera Company by joining the Brantford Guild of the COC.

Members meet regularly to learn about the upcoming COC productions and to share their love of this exciting artform.

The Brantford Guild supports COC Ensemble Studio performances in elementary schools, provide financial assistance to promising young artists and is involved in the development of our local arts scene.

Membership Benefits


The annual membership fee is $25. Become a member of the Brantford Guild and you'll get:

  • 10% off Premier or Pick Subscriptions;
  • 15% off tickets to individual performances;
  • a four-page newsletter three times a year;
  • take part in other special events.

2017/2018 Season


The Brantford Guild's 2015/2016 season features a number of exciting events. Join us on select Monday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. at the Brantford Tourism Centre (near Highway 403 and Wayne Gretzky Parkway and reached by going through the parking area of Lynden Park Mall) for Discover Opera, an educational program consisting of six presentations a year. 

Bus Trips
Please contact David Cullen: 519-753-0643  to reserve your tickets and for more information.
Louis Riel - May 2, 2017 - 7:30 p.m. 
Tosca - May 19, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
 

Events

  • Monday, October 17 at 1:30 pm – Sue Elliott of the Royal Conservatory of Music – Bellini’s Norma
  • Monday, November 21 at 1:30 pm – John Allemang, semi-retired journalist with The Globe & Mail – My experience as a Supernumerary with the Canadian Opera Company.
  • Monday, January 16 at 1:30 pm – DVD showing of German tenor, Jonas Kaufmann, in recital at La Scala in Milan “An Evening with Puccini”.
  • Monday, February 13 at 1:30 pm – David Jaeger, former CBC music producer – Harry Somers’ opera Louis Riel DVD interviews with Mavor Moore and Harry Somers.
  • Monday, March 20 at 1:30 pm, DVD showing of Louis Riel as seen on CBC television.

Become a Member


For more information about these and other events, including opera bus trips, please contact David Cullen at 1-519-753-0643 or fill out the inquiry form below.

LONDON OPERA GUILD

London Opera Guild

Looking for like-minded opera enthusiasts in the London area? Indulge your love of the opera and support the activities of the Canadian Opera Company by joining the London Guild of the COC.

Members meet regularly to learn about the upcoming COC productions and to share their love of this exciting artform.

The London Guild supports COC performances in classrooms, provides financial assistance to promising young artists and is involved in the development of our local arts scene.

Membership Benefits


Become a member of the London Guild and you can:

  • get 10% off Premier or Pick Subscriptions;
  • get 15% off tickets to individual performances;
  • join bus charters to attend Canadian Opera Company performances in Toronto; and
  • take part in other special events.
MUSKOKA OPERA GUILD

Looking for like-minded opera enthusiasts in the Muskoka area?

The Muskoka Opera Guild was started in September 2006. For many years we had the opportunity to meet in The Parlour, at the Bracebridge United Church, on Dominion Street in Bracebridge. However, we have grown to large for that venue now, and had to find larger facilities. Everyone donates a tooney toward a donation to the facility where we meet.

We usually meet the last Monday of every month, at 1:30 p.m. Our last meeting was held at James Street Place Senior's Residence in Bracebridge, and we are continuing to meet over the summer at many different locations.

Recently the Guild was instrumental in bringing the Metropolitan Opera Simulcasts to Bracebridge. We started with the Best of the Met summer series in July of 2009.

Membership Benefits


Become a member of the Muskoka Guild and you can:

  • get 10% off Premier or Pick Subscriptions;
  • get 15% off tickets to individual performances;
  • take part in other special events.

Muskoka Opera Festival


This summer, several members of the guild are organizing the initial Muskoka Opera Festival, to be held at the Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre in Bracebridge. Tickets are available at atthecaisse.com, or by calling 705-645-8400. View the brochure here.

Become a Member


For more information or to become a member, fill out the inquiry form below.

Phone: 416-363-8231

Toll Free: 1-800-250-4653

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