DIGITAL CONTENT HUB
Even during this era of social distancing, the power of music can continue to connect us. As we go through this unusual time together, please join us in keeping the spirit of opera alive and well at home.
Thank you to all of our members, subscribers, donors, and audience members — your commitment to the COC has made these initiatives and our plans for future performances possible.
OPERA AT HOME AT HOME WITH... UPCOMING EVENTS
OPERA FOR BABIES HELP US RETURN TO THE STAGE
OPERA AT HOME
Enjoy moments of comfort and beauty from past COC productions and original performances filmed at home.
Tenor Ben Bliss performs "Un'aura amorosa" from Mozart's COSÌ FAN TUTTE.
Tenor Atalla Ayan and baritone Lucas Meachem perform Rodolfo & Marcello's duet, "O Mimì, tu più non torni," from Puccini's LA BOHÈME.
AT HOME WITH...
We’re checking in with members of our COC community to find out how they’re keeping busy, from their latest binge watch to figuring out their new work-from-home routines.
LATEST: At Home With... Simone Osborne
Our life has seemed to maintain a bit of normalcy because our sweet boy still needs to go for his walks. A silver lining at this difficult time is that we have discovered a gorgeous, expansive and relatively deserted park a few kilometres from us.
At Home With... Adrienne Clarkson
Right now I am reading a wonderful novel by Hilary Mantel; it is not the third novel of her trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, but rather her astonishing tour de force about the French Revolution called A Place of Greater Safety... READ MORE
At Home With... Ambur Braid
COVID-19 has had a huge impact on our livelihoods as artists and is forcing us to be creative in other ways, to face challenges in a different way and to communicate effectively more than ever... READ MORE
At Home With... Johannes Debus
Reflecting on our situation in this extraordinary moment of time, the panther in Rainer Maria Rilke's poem of the same name came to my mind, as well as the many animals in our zoos around the world that share a similar destiny of captivity... READ MORE
At Home With... Alexander Neef
As I sit in my improvised home office right now, I’m reflecting on the nature of our business here at the Canadian Opera Company. The COC is about gathering people together – our artists, our musicians, our audience – to create and celebrate art... READ MORE
The COC is continuing to connect audience members with artists and educators through a variety of digital events, including webinars, online tutorials, and interactive programs for adults and young people.
Stay tuned for more information about upcoming digital events.
HELP US RETURN TO THE STAGE
The closure of our performance venues has significantly impacted the COC’s operations, prompting the launch of our Help Us Return to the Stage fundraising campaign.
Opera is a uniquely collaborative art form; in recognition of this core community spirit, we will be spotlighting the many artists and community members who come together to create opera at the COC.
All campaign donations will provide vital funds as we move forward with our plans for future performances — and every gift made by June 30 will be matched by an anonymous donor for double the impact on our return to the stage.