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

2012/2013 Season

The Brantford Guild's 2012/2013 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. 

  • Monday, Sept. 17: American soprano Jessye Norman sings and reflects on life and her career (DVD).
  • Monday, Oct. 15: Deanna Gontard, COC Speaker's Bureau: J. Strauss's Die Fledermaus
  • Monday, Nov. 19: Guy Nokes, Head of COC Props Department
  • Monday, Jan. 21: Kimberly Barber, Faculty of Music, Wilfred Laurier Univeristy, Waterloo: Training Young Singers
  • Monday, Feb. 11: Wayne Gooding, editor of Opera Canada: The Art of Bel Canto Singing
  • Monday, March 19: Michael Crabbe, Dance Critic of the Toronto Star: Dance in Opera

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.

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