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.

2015/2016 Season

The Brantford Guild's 2015/2016 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, September 21 at 1:30 p.m. in Memoriam: Jon Vickers: Part I — DVD showing of Verdi’s Otello
  • Monday, September 28 at 1:30 p.m. in Memoriam: Jon Vickers — Part II: DVD showing of Verdi’s Otello
  • Monday, October 19 at 1:30 p.m. Speakers from the Canadian Opera Company, David Nimmo and Steve Kelley
  • Monday, November 16 at 1:30 p.m. Wayne Gooding, editor of Opera Canada: Remembering Jon Vickers
  • Monday, January 18 at 1:30 p.m. Gwenlyn Little,  Soprano and Lecturer – Faculty of Music, UWO: The Marriage of Figaro
  • Monday, February 8 at 1:30 p.m: DVD showing of Anna Russell 
    The (First) Farewell Concert (including her classic analysis of Wagner’s Ring Cycle)
  • Monday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m. 
    Video showing of Oscar Hammerstein’s Carmen Jones, starring Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, and Pearl Bailey
  • Monday, April 18 at 1:30: Leonard Rosmarin, COC Speakers’ Bureau, Bizet’s Carmen

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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