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Toronto – Arguably the greatest opera of the 20th century, Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes, comes to the Canadian Opera Company this fall for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on October 5, 8, 11, 17, 20, 23, 26, 2013. Recognized worldwide as the finest dramatic tenor before the public today, Canadian Ben Heppner returns to the COC in one of his favourite roles as the title character in Britten’s gripping opera about an alienated fisherman and the seaside village he struggles to inhabit. Peter Grimes is sung in English with English SURTITLES™.
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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company has closed another successful opera season by recording an average attendance of 90% for 2012/2013. A total of 114,133 patrons attended the 61 performances of the company’s seven mainstage productions this season in the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts: Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Richard Strauss’s Salome and Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites.
Toronto – On May 1, 2013, English National Opera announced that its Canadian Opera Company co-productions of Die Fledermaus and Rigoletto will be featured in their 2013/2014 season. These new productions of Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus and Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto premiered at the COC in recent seasons and are staged by director Christopher Alden.