My whirlwind trip to Toronto has been a truly extraordinary
experience for me and my family. I would like to thank David Ferguson
and the rest of the Canadian Opera Company Board, as well as the entire
COC staff, for giving me such a warm reception in Toronto. The past few
days have been hectic, but I have returned to Paris with a renewed
sense of excitement for what the future holds for this company.
next few months will continue to be quite busy as I conclude my
responsibilities with both the Paris and New York City operas.
Beginning in the autumn, I plan to update this space on a regular basis
with insights into our productions, and the singers and other artists
who will be helping us stage them.
then, I may not have much time to post new entries. However, before I
officially start my tenure on Oct. 1, I will try to get online and
answer as many of your questions as time allows. Please continue to
post comments or submit your questions by clicking on the link in the
meantime, I hope you enjoy these behind-the-scenes photographs from
Wednesday’s press conference and my first meeting with the COC staff,
taken by Michael Cooper.
Being introduced to the COC staff for the first time before the press conference.
My wife Eloïse and our daughter Marnie at the staff meet-and-greet.
Chatting with staff at the meet-and-greet.
COC Orchestra concertmaster Marie Bérard at the press conference.
Answering questions at the press conference.
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