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Toronto – Internationally renowned director Peter Sellars returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring with a new company production of Handel's Hercules that
propels the Greek myth into the modern day, giving voice to the untold
horrors of war and the unspoken complications faced by veterans
returning home. The COC premiere of Hercules reunites Sellars with celebrated conductor Harry Bicket
and the all-star cast that presented this co-production with Lyric
Opera of Chicago to unequivocal praise at its debut in Chicago in 2011. Hercules is
sung in English with English SURTITLES™ and runs for seven performances
at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on April 5, 11, 15, 19, 24, 27, 30, 2014.
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Toronto, January 20, 2014 - Canadian Art Song Project (CASP)
is pleased to
announce that it has commissioned Montreal - based composer Ana
Sokolović to write a new song cycle as part of its ongoing commitment to
new art song. CASP is a registered charity committed to unearthing,
reinventing, performing and recording Canadian poetry in song. The
Sokolović commission is the seventh commission to come from CASP since
its founding in 2011 by tenor Lawrence Wiliford and pianist Steven
Philcox, and the most significant to date in terms of size and scope.
This summer, The Banff Centre will partner with Toronto’s Against the Grain Theatre and the Canadian Opera Company for a new performance training program that will take opera off the stage and into the community.
"The Banff Centre has been involved in developing the next generation of opera stars for more than 50 years and this summer we introduce a new and innovative development model for artists with an eye to the future of opera in Canada and internationally," said Carolyn Warren, Vice President, Arts at The Banff Centre. “We’re thrilled to partner with Canadian Opera Company and Against the Grain, organizations that represent both foundation and experiment in this vital art form.”