The young artists of the COC Ensemble Studio will give a special performance of Mozart's The Magic Flute
tonight with the COC Orchestra and Chorus, giving Toronto audiences a
chance to see Canada's rising young opera stars as they begin their
Under the direction of the same artistic team as for the mainstage
cast, including conductor and COC Music Director Johannes Debus,
director Diane Paulus, set and costume designer Myung Hee Cho and
lighting designer Scott Zielinski, the Ensemble members will perform
with the full COC Orchestra and Chorus. This performance allows the
young Canadian artists of the Ensemble Studio to be highlighted in
principal roles on the COC’s mainstage. In the 2011/2012 season, the
Ensemble members will have the opportunity to sing the principal roles
in a performance of Handel's Semele.
COC Ensemble Studio alumni have appeared at all the world's greatest
opera houses, and include Ben Heppner, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Robert
Gleadow, and Krisztina Szabó. Some current Ensemble Studio members are
already working with major opera companies both in Canada and worldwide:
soprano Simone Osborne will sing Juliette in Roméo et Juliette with Vancouver Opera next season, as well as Mozart's Requiem with TSO and an East coast tour with Debut Atlantic; Ileana Montalbetti recently understudied the role of Anai in Rossini’s Moïse et Pharaon in Rome under the baton of Riccardo Muti; and Wallis Giunta has been invited to join the Metropolitan Opera's prestigious Lindemann Program.
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Simone Osborne, a member of the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble
Studio, discusses her upcoming role debut as Pamina with the Canadian
Opera Company. She will sing Pamina with the COC on Feb 20, 23, and 25,
as well as at the Special Performance on Feb. 17.
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