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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy returns for a second year on January 12, 2015,
this time welcoming five student musicians into its acclaimed COC
Orchestra for an intense three-week period that offers them professional
insight and experience in their pursuit of a career in an opera
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Toronto – Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre
is opera at its most epic with incredible vocal demands, a 110-piece
orchestra and a story about gods and mortals, all played out to one of
opera’s most powerful and iconic scores. This immense work returns to
the Canadian Opera Company this winter with a critically acclaimed production by renowned Canadian director Atom Egoyan, with COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducting, and one of the most hotly anticipated role debuts of the opera world this season: Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Goerke as the Valkyrie Brünnhilde. Die Walküre is sung in German with English SURTITLESTM and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on January 31, February 4, 7, 10, 13, 19, 22, 2015.
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s 2014/2015 winter season opens with a game-changing new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Internationally acclaimed Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov
defies convention with this dark and witty masterpiece inspired by
literature’s most famous womanizer, Don Juan. His vision is brought to
blistering life by a dream cast led by renowned Canadian baritone Russell Braun and German maestro Michael Hofstetter conducting Mozart’s glorious score of irresistible melodies. Sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM, Don Giovanni runs for 10 performances on January 24, 27, 30, February 1, 3, 6, 12, 14, 18, 21, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.