The COC Orchestra

The COC Orchestra is the oldest opera orchestra in Canada, and has received worldwide acclaim. Created in 1977, the orchestra has a permanent membership of more than 50 instrumentalists.

Principal Timpani Audition

Principal Timpani
May 27, 2018 at 10 a.m. 
Canadian Opera Company - 227 Front Street East, Toronto, ON

Canadian Opera Company reserves the right to invite selected candidates to audition. 

Application deadline: April 27, 2018 
For information about the position and the audition, please view the PDF here.

For audition excerpts, please view the PDF here. 


En français 

Timbales solo

Les auditions nationales auront lieu le

27 Mai, 2018 à 10h00
au Canadian Opera Company, 227 rue Front est, Toronto

Canadian Opera Company se réserve le droit d'inviter certains candidats choisis pour les auditions.

Date limite de candidatures: le 27 Avril, 2018

Pour plus d'informations sur le poste et l'audition, veuillez consulter le PDF ici. 

La liste de répertoire est disponsible ici.


Principal Bass Audition

Principal Bass 
Update: The audition will now be May 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. 
Canadian Opera Company - 227 Front Street East, Toronto, ON

Canadian Opera Company reserves the right to invite selected candidates to audition. 

Application deadline: April 14, 2018 
For information about the position and the audition, please view the PDF here.

For audition excerpts, please view the PDF here. 


En français 

Contrabass solo

Les auditions nationales auront lieu le

17 Mai, 2018 à 10h00
au Canadian Opera Company, 227 rue Front est, Toronto

Canadian Opera Company se réserve le droit d'inviter certains candidats choisis pour les auditions.

Date limite de candidatures: le 14 Avril, 2018

Pour plus d'informations sur le poste et l'audition, veuillez consulter le PDF ici. 

La liste de répertoire est disponsible ici.

  • Violin I
    • Marie Bérard*, Concertmaster
    • Aaron Schwebel, Associate Concertmaster
    • Jamie Kruspe, Assistant Concertmaster
    • Anne Armstrong
    • Sandra Baron
    • Bethany Bergman
    • Nancy Kershaw
    • Dominique Laplante
    • Yakov Lerner
    • Jayne Maddison
    • Neria Mayer
    *The Concertmaster's chair has been endowed in perpetuity by Joey and Toby Tanenbaum.
    Violin II
    • Paul Zevenhuizen, Principal
    • Csaba Koczó, Assistant Principal
    • James Aylesworth
    • Elizabeth Johnston
    • Aya Miyagawa
    • Louise Tardif
    • Marianne Urke
    • Joanna Zabrowarna
    Viola
    • Keith Hamm, Principal
    • Joshua Greenlaw, Assistant Principal
    • Catherine Gray
    • Sheila Jaffé
    • Beverley Spotton
    • Yosef Tamir
    Cello
    • Bryan Epperson, Principal
    • Alastair Eng, Associate Principal
    • Paul Widner, Assistant Principal
    • Maurizio Baccante
    • Olga Laktionova
    • Elaine Thompson
    Bass

    • Robert Speer, Assistant Principal
    • Tom Hazlitt
    • Paul Langley
    Woodwinds
    Flute
    • Douglas Stewart, Principal
    • Shelley Brown
    Piccolo
    • Shelley Brown
    Oboe
    • Mark Rogers, Principal
    • Lesley Young
    English Horn
    • Lesley Young
    Clarinet
    • James T. Shields, Principal
    • Colleen Cook
    Bass Clarinet
    • Colleen Cook
    Bassoon
    • Eric Hall, Principal
    • Lisa Chisolm
    Contrabassoon
    • Lisa Chisolm
    Brass
    French Horn
    • Mikhailo Babiak, Principal
    • Gary Pattison
    • Bardhyl Gjevori
    • Janet Anderson
    Trumpet
    • Robert Weymouth, Principal
    Trombone
    • Charles Benaroya, Principal
    • Ian Cowie
    Bass Trombone
    • Herbert Poole
    Tuba/Cimbasso
    • Scott Irvine, Principal
    Harp
    • Sarah Davidson, Principal
    Personnel Manager and Library
    Personnel Manager
    • Ian Cowie
    Music Librarian
    • Wayne Vogan
    Assistant Librarian
    • Ondrej Golias
    Stage Librarian
    • Paul Langley

Music Director Johannes Debus and the COC Orchestra (2009), photo: Michael Cooper  

Phone: 416-363-8231

Toll Free: 1-800-250-4653

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