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Canada’s Newest Opera Stars Compete on World Stage on November 3
TORONTO, October 6, 2015 — On November 3, 2015, the Canadian Opera
Company presents its largest fundraiser of the season, the return of the wildly
successful Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition. This annual event is once again
poised to dazzle 1,000 opera lovers in a one-night-only operatic extravaganza held at the
acclaimed Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
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Toronto– This fall, the Canadian Opera Company launches Opera Insights, a new FREE series
featuring interactive events and in-depth conversations that provide an
insider’s glimpse into the company’s 2015/2016 productions. The series
kicks off its inaugural season on September 24, 2015 with an exploration of the legend that inspired Barbara Monk Feldman’s opera Pyramus and Thisbe, offered in collaboration with the University of Toronto Faculty of Music’s Thursday Noon Series.
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company opens its 2015/2016 season with a work of dazzling beauty, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. This operatic classic returns to the COC stage in a lush new production for 11 performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on October 8, 13, 16, 17, 21, 24, 29, 30, November 1, 4, 6, 2015.
La Traviata is one of opera’s greatest romances but it scandalized Venetians at its 1853 premiere with its unsentimental depiction of a Parisian courtesan in love. A year later, La Traviata was restaged and triumphed, quickly growing in popularity. It remains one of the most performed operas in the world.