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6/30/2009

Congratulations to the Dora Award Winners!

The COC and and its artists picked up three statues at the 2009 Dora Mavor Moore Awards ceremony.

The winners are:

General Theatre Production Division

  • Outstanding Musical Direction: Anne Manson, A Midsummer Night's Dream 

Opera Division

  • Outstanding Production: War and Peace
  • Outstanding Performance: Paolo Gavanelli, Simon Boccanegra

The winners were announced on June 29 at the Winter Garden Theatre of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre.

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6/24/2009

Canadian Opera Company Offers Excitement Beyond the Mainstage

During the 2008/09 season, the Canadian Opera Company hosted a variety of activities beyond the mainstage, aimed at opera novices and aficionados alike, attracting Torontonians and tourists to fresh and exciting experiences. Attendees were offered an abundance of diverse programming, from the incredibly popular Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, to guided tours of the critically-acclaimed opera house, as well as valuable education and outreach programs and exciting fundraising events. The COC is also proud to unveil new, innovative and interactive features on the COC website, coc.ca.

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6/4/2009

Dora Nominations Announced

The 2009 Dora Mavor Moore Awards were announced this morning at a press conference in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. The COC and its artists received 12 nominations.

General Theatre Production Division

  • Outstanding Set Design: Andreas Wilkens, Fidelio
  • Outstanding Costume Design: Ana Jebens, War and Peace
  • Outstanding Musical Direction: Johannes Debus, War and Peace
                                                Anne Manson, A Midsummer Night's Dream 

Opera Division

  • Outstanding Production: War and Peace
                                        Simon Boccanegra
                                        Rusalka
                                        Fidelio
  • Outstanding Performance: Mikhail Agafonov, War and Peace
                                           Paolo Gavanelli, Simon Boccanegra
                                           Adrianne Pieczonka, Fidelio
                                           Laura Claycomb, A Midsummer Night's Dream 

The winners will be announced on Monday June 29, 2009 at an awards show in the Winter Garden Theatre of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre.

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