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1/15/2014

FOUR RISING STARS TO JOIN CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S 2014/2015 ENSEMBLE STUDIO

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes four talented new Canadian artists for the 2014/2015 season. Soprano Karine Boucher, tenor Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure and bass-baritone Iain MacNeil were among the nine finalists featured in the third annual Ensemble Studio Competition in November 2013. Boucher, Fortier-Lazure and MacNeil were top prize winners at the competitive vocal showcase which was the feature event of the COC’s inaugural Ensemble Studio Competition Gala, Centre Stage, an evening dedicated to the discovery and celebration of the next generation of opera stars. In addition to the three opera singers, the 14/15 Ensemble Studio welcomes pianist Jennifer Szeto.

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1/8/2014

NEXT GENERATION OF OPERA STARS TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF MOZART’S COSÌ FAN TUTTE

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Toronto – On Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., the spotlight shines on the rising stars of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio when they take to the mainstage of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. They present their own special performance of Mozart’s wry romantic comedy, Così fan tutte. This production is sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™ and all tickets to the Ensemble Studio performance are accessibly priced at $25 or $55.

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1/7/2014

CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY LAUNCHES ORCHESTRA ACADEMY

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company expands its training program for young opera professionals this January with the launch of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy. Developed in collaboration with the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, the COC Orchestra Academy is a mentorship program led by COC Music Director Johannes Debus offering student musicians professional insight and experience in their pursuit of a career in an opera orchestra.

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