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Sam Roberts Band Collaborates Onstage and in Fashion, while Jon Sasaki Highlights the Power of the Voice through Video
TORONTO, October 10, 2013 -- In an evening of epic sensory
exploration, Operanat10n: A Night of Temptation features
unique, never-before-seen artistic installations produced through
creative partnerships in the realms of fashion, visual arts and
music. This year promises to be the most lavish Operanation
party to-date with contributions from world-renowned artist Jon
Sasaki, fashion-label KAELEN and Canadian rock sensation,
the Sam Roberts Band. On October 24, this Canadian Opera
Company fundraiser commemorates its 10th anniversary, aiming
to raise over $100,000 for the COC Ensemble Studio, Canada’s
premier training program for young opera professionals.
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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company regrets to announce that
Canadian tenor Ben Heppner, scheduled to sing the title role in the
upcoming production of Britten’s Peter Grimes, has had to
withdraw from the opening night performance on October 5 for health
reasons. Mr. Heppner will return to the role for subsequent performances
in the COC’s production. Four-time Grammy Award-winning American tenor
Anthony Dean Griffey will sing the role of Peter Grimes on October 5.
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Toronto ON September 20, 2013 -- On November 26, 2013, the Canadian Opera Company launches its fundraising gala Centre Stage with a magical evening dedicated to the discovery and celebration of the next generation of opera stars. The festivities culminate in a black tie dinner on the stage of R. Fraser Elliott Hall, the first occasion for COC patrons to do so since the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts opened in 2006.