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Toronto – World renowned American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky
returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring in the ultimate diva
role, Queen Elizabeth I, for the COC premiere of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux.
The tumultuous final days of the reign of the Virgin Queen are depicted
in this powerful drama of show-stopping vocal fireworks, directed by Stephen Lawless and conducted by Corrado Rovaris. Roberto Devereux
is sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™ and runs for seven
performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on April 25, 29, May 3, 10, 15, 18, 21, 2014.
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Toronto – Internationally renowned director Peter Sellars returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring with a new company production of Handel's Hercules that
propels the Greek myth into the modern day, giving voice to the untold
horrors of war and the unspoken complications faced by veterans
returning home. The COC premiere of Hercules reunites Sellars with celebrated conductor Harry Bicket
and the all-star cast that presented this co-production with Lyric
Opera of Chicago to unequivocal praise at its debut in Chicago in 2011. Hercules is
sung in English with English SURTITLES™ and runs for seven performances
at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on April 5, 11, 15, 19, 24, 27, 30, 2014.
Toronto, January 20, 2014 - Canadian Art Song Project (CASP)
is pleased to
announce that it has commissioned Montreal - based composer Ana
Sokolović to write a new song cycle as part of its ongoing commitment to
new art song. CASP is a registered charity committed to unearthing,
reinventing, performing and recording Canadian poetry in song. The
Sokolović commission is the seventh commission to come from CASP since
its founding in 2011 by tenor Lawrence Wiliford and pianist Steven
Philcox, and the most significant to date in terms of size and scope.