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1/3/2017

CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY WELCOMES FIVE PLAYERS TO 2017 COC ORCHESTRA ACADEMY

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy returns for its fourth year on January 8, 2017, welcoming five student musicians to its annual three-week intensive training program. This year’s instrumentalists perform opening night of the COC’s production of Götterdämmerung with the COC Orchestra, give public performances featuring members of the COC Orchestra and COC opera singers, and take part in masterclasses and private sessions with singers, members of the COC artistic administration and visiting music staff.

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11/23/2016

WONDER AND WHIMSY FILL CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY STAGE WITH BELOVED FAIRYTALE OPERA, MOZART’S THE MAGIC FLUTE

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“Colourful, inventive and whimsical” – Opera News

“A wonderful production” – NOW Magazine

“Fanciful and pretty” – Globe and Mail

Toronto – It’s a fairytale start to 2017 with the revival of the Canadian Opera Company’s playful and whimsical production of Mozart’s beloved opera, The Magic Flute. Bernard Labadie, one of Canada’s pre-eminent conductors, makes his COC debut with one of the most popular operas in the world with a cast of international and Canadian rising stars. The Magic Flute was last performed by the COC in 2011 and returns for 12 performances on January 19, 28, 29, February 1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 16, 18, 19 and 24, 2017.

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11/23/2016

MONUMENTAL MUSICAL JOURNEY COMES TO AN END WITH CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company enters the twilight of the gods with the revival of its acclaimed production of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung directed by Toronto-area resident Tim Albery. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts his first Götterdämmerung, at the helm of the internationally acclaimed COC Orchestra and Chorus with a cast of generation-defining voices led by powerhouse American soprano Christine Goerke in her debut as Götterdämmerung’s Brünnhilde. Götterdämmerung is sung in German with English SURTITLESTM and runs for seven performances on February 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 and 25, 2017.

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