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11/23/2010

Roy Thomson Hall's 2010/11 International Vocal Recitals series presents Angela Gheorghiu with the COC Orchestra

Roy Thomson Hall's 2010/11 International Vocal Recitals series
ANGELA GHEORGHIU with
Canadian Opera Company Orchestra
Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe St) / Toronto
Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 8PM

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November 22, 2010 // Toronto, ON � The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall is thrilled to announce that renowned Romanian-born soprano Angela Gheorghiu will be joined by the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra with guest conductor Steven White, when she makes her long-awaited Toronto debut at Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday, April 7, 2011 as part of the 2010|11 International Vocal Recitals series.

The resident orchestra for the Toronto-based Canadian Opera Company will join soprano Angela Gheorghiu for a program of beloved opera arias (full details to be announced). "We are very pleased to showcase our wonderful COC Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall," said Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company. "It's no secret that it is one of the best in the country, and we welcome every opportunity for the orchestra to perform on stage. To accompany Angela Gheorghiu, one of the world's great sopranos, is a privilege."

Ms. Gheorghiu is widely considered to be among the greatest singing actresses of our time. A mega-star at all the world's great opera houses, she is known for her electrifying performances as Violetta and Tosca, and for her many award-winning recordings and live telecasts from La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera.

Leading the COC Orchestra is American conductor Steven White, who recently made his highly successful Metropolitan Opera debut conducting two performances of Verdi's La Traviata, starring Angela Gheorghiu and Thomas Hampson.

"We are proud to present the great Angela Gheorghiu together with the COC Orchestra, our musical neighbour and a company for which we have great respect," commented Charles Cutts, President and CEO of The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. "With such outstanding, complementary conductor and orchestra, it's certain to be a memorable event."

Presented by Roy Thomson Hall
Sponsored by RBC

For additional information on the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra or the COC, please contact:
Jennifer Pugsley, Media Relations Manager, Canadian Opera Company
jenniferp@coc.ca
416 306 2303

 

For additional information on Angela Gheorghiu and Steven White or for high-resolution photographs, artist biography, or for any specific requirements including artist interview and/or review ticket requests, please contact:
The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall
Stephen McGrath, Media Relations Manager
stephen.mcgrath@rth-mh.com
416-593-4822, Ext. 318
60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Canada M5J 2H5
MasseyHall.com / RoyThomson.com / Soundboard.ca

 


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