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8/9/2011

Single Tickets to All COC 2011/2012 Season Operas Go on Sale August 15

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s 2011/2012 season is its most innovative and captivating yet with no fewer than four COC premieres – two being performed for the first time in Canada – and three new productions, and on Aug. 15, 2011, single tickets to each of the company’s seven productions go on sale to the general public. 

This is the first time since 1997 that the COC has made individual tickets for its entire season available for purchase at one time.  “In the past, our single tickets have gone on sale at staggered times throughout the year, but more of our patrons have been indicating their desire to purchase tickets to our performances as soon as possible,” says COC General Director Alexander Neef.  “By having all single tickets go on sale at one time, we hope to make it even easier for our audiences to buy a ticket to a COC performance, particularly our out-of-town patrons who are making plans far in advance.”


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8/9/2011

DRAMA AND DEBAUCHERY WRAPPED IN A MUSICAL MASTERPIECE WITH COC'S RIGOLETTO

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Toronto – A tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions is brought to life by some of opera’s most passionate and memorable music in the COC’s fall production of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi.  The story of the tragic jester, Rigoletto, who vows to avenge his cruelly seduced daughter but ends up losing everything he loves, comes alive in a new production by the innovative team of COC Music Director Johannes Debus, American directorChristopher Alden and award-winning Canadian designer Michael Levine.  Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™, Rigoletto runs for 12 performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2, 5, 8, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 2011.

 

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8/9/2011

WORLD'S LEADING IPHIGENIA, SUSAN GRAHAM, MAKES COC DEBUT IN ROBERT CARSEN'S EMOTIONALLY GRIPPING PRODUCTION OF IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS

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“Hi-octane” (Opera News)


“Susan Graham in a performance of continuous dramatic

power and musical mastery” (Chicago Sun-Times)

 

“Compelling case for the opera as a visceral and emotional contemporary music drama”

(The Sunday Times)

 

Toronto  From the same creative team that brought Toronto audiences to their feet night after night this past spring with the Canadian Opera Company’s Dora Award-winning production of Orfeo ed Euridice comes the COC’s 2011/2012 season opening production of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Iphigenia in Tauris.  Gluck’s masterpiece has its company premiere with director Robert Carsen at the helm of an emotionally gripping production that features Susan Graham, one of the opera world’s foremost opera stars, making her eagerly anticipated COCdebut in the title role.  Leading the COC Orchestra and Chorus is Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, returning to the company after his thrilling debut in last season’s Nixon in China.

 

“Hi-octane” (Opera News)


“Susan Graham in a performance of continuous dramatic

power and musical mastery” (Chicago Sun-Times)

 

“Compelling case for the opera as a visceral and emotional contemporary music drama”

(The Sunday Times)

 

Toronto  From the same creative team that brought Toronto audiences to their feet night after night this past spring with the Canadian Opera Company’s Dora Award-winning production of Orfeo ed Euridice comes the COC’s 2011/2012 season opening production of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Iphigenia in Tauris.  Gluck’s masterpiece has its company premiere with director Robert Carsen at the helm of an emotionally gripping production that features Susan Graham, one of the opera world’s foremost opera stars, making her eagerly anticipated COCdebut in the title role.  Leading the COC Orchestra and Chorus is Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, returning to the company after his thrilling debut in last season’s Nixon in China.

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