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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s beloved production of Puccini’s heartbreaking masterpiece of love, longing and loss, Madama Butterfly, comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this October. An exquisite production by Canadian theatrical legend Brian Macdonald, designed by Susan Benson with lighting by Michael Whitfield, the COC’s Madama Butterfly
has become a Toronto favourite, playing to sold-out audiences at its
1990 premiere and subsequent revivals in 1994, 1998, 2003 and 2009. Madama Butterfly is sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™ and runs for 12 performances on October 10, 11, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 and 31, 2014.
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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s 2014/2015 season opens with an opera hailed as the crowning achievement of Verdi’s career, Falstaff. This new company production is led by master director Canadian Robert Carsen and COC Music Director Johannes Debus with internationally acclaimed Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley making a long-awaited return to the COC in his role debut as the impoverished, loveable knight, Sir John Falstaff. Falstaff is
sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™ and comes to the Four Seasons
Centre for the Performing Arts for seven performances on October 3, 9, 12, 14, 25, 29 and November 1, 2014.
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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre returns for a ninth season on September 23, 2014,
boasting a varied roster of established artists and rising stars from
around the world in a wide range of art forms. The highly anticipated
first performance of the 2014/2015 season introduces the young artists
of the COC Ensemble Studio in a program of their favourite operatic gems.