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1/9/2013

SIX RISING OPERA STARS TO JOIN CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S 2013/2014 ENSEMBLE STUDIO

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes six outstanding new Canadian artists for the 2013/2014 season.  Bass-baritone Gordon Bintner, mezzo-soprano Charlotte Burrage, soprano Aviva Fortunata, baritone Clarence Frazer, tenor Andrew Haji and mezzo-soprano Danielle MacMillan were among the 10 finalists who competed for the highly coveted Ensemble Studio positions at the Second Annual Ensemble Studio Competition in November 2012.  Bintner, Haji and Burrage were top prize winners at the 2012 competition with Bintner securing the first-place and audience-choice awards, Haji receiving second-place honours and Burrage taking the third-place award. 

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1/8/2013

OPERA.CA ANNOUNCES RECIPIENT OF THE 2013 NATIONAL OPERA DIRECTORS RECOGNITION AWARD SPONSORED BY BMO FINANCIAL GROUP

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Toronto, ON – Opera.ca, the national association for opera in Canada, is proud to announce the 2013 recipient of the Opera.ca National Opera Directors Recognition Award – Arthur R.A. Scace, Q.C., a long-time volunteer leader and past President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Opera Company.  Now in its fifth year, the National Opera Directors Recognition Award, sponsored by BMO Financial Group, highlights the tenets of good governance, celebrates models of volunteer excellence, and raises the bar for board director commitment.

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1/2/2013

RISING OPERA STARS OF COC’S ENSEMBLE STUDIO STEP INTO SPOTLIGHT IN SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF LA CLEMENZA DI TITO

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Toronto – The young artists of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio take to the mainstage for their own performance of Mozart’s final opera, La clemenza di Tito, on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.  This special performance of a production described as “modern music theater you mustn’t miss” (Chicago Tribune) is a rare showcase of these young singers’ talent and an important step in their careers as they develop into the next generation of Canadian opera stars.  All tickets to the February 6 performance are affordably priced at only $25 or $55La clemenza di Tito is sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™.

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