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10/28/2009

The Canadian Opera Company Produces Broadcasts of 2009/10 Season for the First Time in Almost 20 Years

The Canadian Opera Company is pleased to announce that for the first time in almost 20 years, the COC's mainstage season will be broadcast across Canada. The COC has reached an agreement with the artists of the company and the various unions and associations to record all seven operas in its 2009/10 season, and the COC will produce all seven broadcasts.

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10/28/2009

COC Adds Encore Performance of The Nightingale and Other Short Fables

Toronto, Ontario � Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, the Canadian Opera Company has added an extra performance of Igor Stravinsky's The Nightingale and Other Short Fables on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.� Tickets are now available for the additional performance which extends the production run from eight to nine performances.� The remaining regularly scheduled performances � October 22, 24, 30, and November 1, 4, 5 � are now sold out.

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10/28/2009

Canadian Opera Company Overcomes 2008/09 Operating Deficit by Accessing Cash Reserves

Toronto, Canada � Today at the Canadian Opera Company's (COC) Annual General Meeting, COC
Board President Paul Spafford announced that the COC is riding on a wave of success: the last three
seasons have played to capacity houses; its subscription rate is among the highest in North America; and,
in 2009/10, only the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago will perform more than the COC.
Critical and popular response to the 2008/09 season was outstanding and the season played to 99.7%
capacity and reached a new single season revenue record of $12,634,000, a 2.7% increase over the
previous season.

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