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3/11/2014

SONDRA RADVANOVSKY IN ROLE DEBUT AS ELIZABETH I FOR COC PREMIERE OF DONIZETTI’S TUDOR DRAMA, ROBERTO DEVEREUX

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Toronto – World renowned American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring in the ultimate diva role, Queen Elizabeth I, for the COC premiere of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux. The tumultuous final days of the reign of the Virgin Queen are depicted in this powerful drama of show-stopping vocal fireworks, directed by Stephen Lawless and conducted by Corrado Rovaris. Roberto Devereux is sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™ and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on April 25, 29, May 3, 10, 15, 18, 21, 2014.

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2/25/2014

ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR PETER SELLARS, ALL-STAR CAST AND RENOWNED CONDUCTOR PROPEL MYTH INTO THE MODERN DAY FOR COC PREMIERE OF HANDEL’S HERCULES

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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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1/20/2014

Canadian Art Song Project Commissions Ana Sokolović to Compose New Song Cycle for 2017

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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.

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