Welcome to the Canadian Opera Company Media Centre. It contains resources for the media including media releases and downloadable photos of COC leadership and productions for publication where relevant. The images are available to members of the media for print and online promotion of the Canadian Opera Company and its events only.
For general inquiries, including interview requests, please contact:
Avril Sequeira, Director of Public Relations
Kristin McKinnon, Publicist and Content Producer
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY TAKES AUDIENCES BEHIND THE SCENES WITH RECORDINGS ‘FROM THE VAULT’By Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – For the first time ever, the Canadian Opera Company is inviting audiences to view some of its most beloved productions through a new, limited-time series, From the Vault. Every Thursday through the spring and summer, the company is releasing one full-length archival recording of a COC performance, beginning with its 2017 staging of R. Strauss’ Arabella. This presentation was the first production of Arabella in Canadian history and starred Erin Wall, Jane Archibald, and Tomasz Konieczny, with Patrick Lange at the podium. Read more
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY INTRODUCES ‘OPERA MAKERS: ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CREATIVES’By Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Eight-week video series for young people will teach elements of voice, drama, design, and music composition
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company is launching a new eight-week video series, created specifically with young people ages 7 to 12 in mind. Opera Makers: Activities for Young Creatives dives into the various art forms that make up an opera. Each week, Canada’s top teaching artists will cover a range of topics, from singing and composing to movement and set design, through bite-sized, interactive videos. Anyone can sign up at coc.ca/OperaMakers to have each mini-lesson delivered straight to their inbox.
SING ALONG WITH THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S VIRTUAL CHOIRBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Registration now open for free, community-based music project
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company invites singers of all ages and abilities to join together in a powerful display of the connecting power of music: the Virtual Choir. Price Family Chorus Master Sandra Horst has led the COC Chorus to critical acclaim on the company’s mainstage. Now, she is guiding opera fans and singing enthusiasts through a rousing rendition of the famous Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore, in a series of video tutorials. Participants can learn and record a singing role, or choose to take on percussion, with the option of later being featured in a video compilation of the at-home choir.