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6/15/2011

2010/2011 Season Facts-at-a-Glance

129,450: patrons attended the COC’s seven mainstage productions in the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

12,271: people under the age of 30 attended the COC’s mainstage productions in the Four Seasons Centre.

3,936: kilometres estimated travelled by the COC’s Xstrata Ensemble Studio School in order to present its touring productions of Isis and the Seven Scorpions and Cinderella for school children across Ontario.

3,888: votes cast at facebook.com/canadianoperacompany for the 60 entries in the COC’s Cinderella Outfit Challenge.

549: people took part in tours of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts and/or the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, the COC’s administrative and rehearsal building.

400: school children and community members in Salluit and Kangiqsujuaq saw the COC’s Xstrata Ensemble Studio School Tour production of Cinderella as part of a specially arranged trip to these Inuit communities in the Nunavik region of northern Quebec. 

154: PV solar panels make up the new solar panel roof installed at the COC scene shop in fall 2010.

79: free events as part of the COC’s Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre attended by an estimated 15,000 people.

63: Canadian and international artists (singers, dancers, directors, conductors, choreographers, designers) made their debuts in a COC production.

12: dollars is how little it costs to attend a mainstage performance of the COC with the introduction of standing room tickets in the 10/11 season.

11: Dora Mavor Moore nominations for COC productions in the 10/11 season.

7: honeybee hives were installed in May 2011 on the roof of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.  The COC previously only had two bee hives on the Four Seasons Centre roof.

4: near-capacity performances of The Nightingale and Other Short Fables at the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in March 2011.

3: annual fundraising events held by the COC netted $360,000 thanks to the generosity of its loyal donors and supporters: $110,000 from Operanation 7; $110,000 from the 12th annual Fine Wine Auction and $140,000 through the COC’s 17th annual golf tournament, the KPMG Opera Golf Classic.

2: new productions were added to the COC’s repertoire: Aida and The Magic Flute

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