• Circle of Artists: Ian Cusson

    By COC Staff

    Over the next several months, the Canadian Opera Company will be highlighting members from our Circle of Artists initiative — an advisory body that is sparking conversation around institutional change at the COC and speaking directly to decision-makers to shape commitments that will support Indigenous communities with relationships based on reciprocity, caring, and mutual respect.

    Circle of Artists: Spotlight on Composer Ian Cusson

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    Posted in Circle of Artists
  • Hear From a Past Winner: Simona Genga

    By Simona Genga

    We were so well prepared and supported in the lead-up to the competition, but I was still surprised at how ready and comfortable I felt the moment I stepped onto the stage that night.

    I don’t have enough words to describe just how exhilarating and palpable that moment was.
    It was absolutely surreal
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    Posted in Ensemble Studio
  • Director's Notes: Turandot

    By Robert Wilson

    Puccini’s Turandot was inspired by Schiller’s early-19th-century German adaptation of an 18th-century Italian comedy by Carlo Gozzi, who drew on a French retelling of a supposedly traditional Persian fairytale set in ancient China. Gozzi created a piece in the style of commedia dell’arte, a codified theatre form with set characters, story lines, and gestures.

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    Posted in 1920

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