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COC's Signature Production of The Flying Dutchman Returns Featuring Canadian Debut of Evgeny Nikitin

Toronto, Ontario�The Canadian Opera Company's 60th anniversary season continues with its�signature production of Richard Wagner's haunting music drama, The Flying Dutchman, featuring�renowned Russian bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin making his Canadian debut.� Johannes Debus, the COC's newly-appointed Music Director, leads the COC Orchestra and Chorus.� Returning to stage the�powerful production he first directed for the COC in 1996 and remounted in 2000, is acclaimed�American Christopher Alden.� The Flying Dutchman runs for eight performances, April 24, 28, May 2, 8, 11, 14, 17, and 20, 2010 and is sung in German with English SURTITLES�.


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It's red hot! The Canadian Opera Company's Operanation 6 sizzles with Habanera

Heat up your winter with the Canadian Opera Company's bash Operanation 6, Habanera, which lights up the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on Feb. 26, 2010. Operanation, the company's annual fundraiser, is the must-attend event of the year that brings together classic culture and young urban professionals who share a love of the arts and a great party! This year the exclusive cocktail reception celebrates the essence of Bizet's sizzling-hot opera Carmen


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Carmen Critical Acclaim

The reviews are in for Carmen!

Ken Winters, Globe and Mail

"Israeli mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham was a stunning Camen�- to see, to hear, to experience dramatically, New Orleans tenor Bryan Hymel turned in a passionate and thrillingly sung Don José. Canadian soprano Jessica Muirhead�was a persuasive and touching Micaëla. The three, beautifully abetted by the COC orchestra under Scottish conductor Rory Macdonald and the COC chorus trained by Sandra Horst, provided a stirring musico-dramatic core, which sustained us through this astonishing, beautiful and still-upsetting work."

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