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11/24/2009

The Canadian Opera Company Encourages coc.ca Users to "Join the Discussion"

Toronto, Ontario�The Canadian Opera Company's upcoming broadcasts of Madama Butterfly on� Nov. 28, 2009 and The Nightingale and Other Short Fables on December 5, 2009 will be available for� Internet streaming on coc.ca.���

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., listeners at coc.ca will discover a new and interactive live chat session featuring special guest chatters. Those new to opera, as well as seasoned opera lovers, can join the discussion and enhance their listening experience by connecting with fellow opera enthusiasts.

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11/6/2009

09/10 Fall Run Closes with 99.6% Attendance

Toronto, Ontario�The Canadian Opera Company is proud to announce that the fall run of its 2009/10
Diamond Anniversary season, Madama Butterfly and The Nightingale and Other Short Fables, closed
to 99.6% capacity. A total of 22 of the total 24 performances in the fall run played to 100% capacity with
over 49,000 people attending. Madama Butterfly ran for 15 performances and the world premiere of
The Nightingale and Other Short Fables ran for nine performances�one more than originally scheduled due to an unprecedented demand for tickets. This statistic continues a sustained series of record attendance numbers for the COC, averaging at least 99% since the opening of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in 2006.

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11/5/2009

COC & Ben Heppner Offer Special Recital for All 60th Anniversary Concert Ticket Holders

Toronto, Ontario�The Canadian Opera Company (COC) and celebrated Canadian tenor Ben Heppner are pleased to announce that Mr. Heppner will perform a special solo recital for all ticket buyers of the COC's Diamond Anniversary concert. Mr. Heppner, who was to have been featured at the concert, was forced to withdraw late last week due to illness. The recital with piano, to take place on the stage of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts at a date to be announced soon, will be free for all ticket purchasers of the Saturday, Nov. 7, Diamond Anniversary Concert. Ticket buyers will be contacted with full details once the date is announced.

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