only, but especially, in these challenging economic times it is very
important to maintain the COC's capacity to produce new works and new
productions of existing operas.
Over the years, the COC has built an
international reputation for performing unusual repertoire extremely
well. The Nightingale and Other Short Fables is just the latest example.
But we also need to build new productions of the most important pieces
of the standard repertoire, i.e. the 10 to 15 most popular operas by
Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and a few other composers.
If we own productions
of these pieces, they are between 15 and 30 years old and many of our
subscribers and patrons have seen them many times. They deserve to
rediscover these pieces in more recent production of the highest
quality. This will be a major focus of our programming over the next
10 years while we continue to explore the endlessly fascinating
universe of unusual works, works that have never been performed by the
COC or haven't been performed by the COC in a very long time.
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