Production & SURTITLES™ Rentals

The COC has the following productions available for rental. To inquire about renting a COC production, send the production department an e-mail. Attachments require Adobe Acrobat Reader.



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“By shaking the dust of Egypt from Aida's rather drab skirts, director Albery and his design team (sets by Hildegard Bechtler, costumes by Jon Morrell and lighting by Thomas C. Hase) effectively and emphatically take the focus off the spectacle that Aida has become and focus attention on the human themes and the intimacy too often lost in the sprawl of over-elaborate staging.” John Coulbourn, Toronto Sun

Bluebeard's Castle/Erwartung

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“. . . one of the COC’s finest achievements. Michael Levine’s sets, Robert Thomson’s lighting and Laurie-Shawn Borzovoy’s multimedia effects are . . . little short of miraculous.” Peter Dyson, Opera

Der fliegende Holländer

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“The production remains one of the most visually striking of the Canadian Opera Company’s modernist enterprises…” William Littler, Toronto Star

Die Fledermaus

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“Don’t tell yourself that you’ve seen Die Fledermaus before. You haven’t. This is an eye and an ear opener that will thrill all adventurous opera lovers.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star


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“The Canadian Opera Company's production of Götterdämmerung is a breathtaking experience...The great virtue of director Tim Albery's sleekly modern production is the absolute clarity and urgency of the storytelling that catch us up in the epic tale and don't let go." Christopher Hoile, Eye Weekly


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“ . . . an unforgettable production of Jenufa that rivalled the best from the COC, or indeed anywhere. The unit set . . . is visually striking. Coupled with the adept use of lighting and projections, the atmosphere was at once suffocating and oppressive. . . . ” Joseph K. So, Opera

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

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"Katerina's captivity was represented visually by the elevated, box-like bedroom and bathroom that designer Kevin Knight gave her to prowl about in, like an operatic cat on a hot tin roof. There was no daylight in David Martin Jacques's lighting design, which leaned toward the stark contrasts of expressionism and film noir." Robert Everett-Green, Globe and Mail


Madama Butterfly

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“ . . . designer Susan Benson and director Brian Macdonald have discovered in the Japanese esthetic of economy and simplicity the perfect frame for Puccini’s opera.” William Littler, Toronto Star


The Magic Flute

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“The production shows stage director Diane Paulus, conductor Johannes Debus and set and costume designer Myung Hee Cho very much of the same mind. They seem to have agreed to keep the action lively but simple, the design imaginative but consistent with the incorporeality of fairy tale.” Ken Winters, The Globe and Mail

Oedipus Rex with Symphony of Psalms

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“The powerful and moving images in this spectacular production by the Canadian Opera Company will remain emblazoned on the memory for some time to come. . . . Michael Levine’s set and costumes and Alain Lortie’s lighting are truly inspirational.” Susan Nickalls, Edinburgh Evening News


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"There’s thought behind Alden’s concept; notice how often Piave’s libretto has Rigoletto saying the word “dream.”  And certainly Alden gets help from designer Michael Levine’s handsome set, which resembles a wood-panelled men’s club, complete with working fireplace. The seemingly civilized world of Rigoletto’s workplace becomes a nightmarish setting for abductions, murders and an execution." Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine



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"The brilliant modern-day interpretation, which uses film to enhance the dark psychological subtext of the piece, makes for compelling theatre. Derek McLane’s set is a world tilted off-centre. . . . ” Paula Citron, Classical 96FM (Toronto)



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“Designer Kevin Knight’s set, which recreates the San’Andrea della Valle church in Rome, is majestic, and his Empire-style costumes are gorgeous.” Christopher Hoile, Eye Weekly


The following SURTITLES™ are available for rental. Click the list to expand. Send us an e-mail for details.

A to W

  • Adriana Lecouvreur
  • Aida
  • Andrea Chénier
  • Anna Bolena
  • Ariadne auf Naxos
  • Un ballo in maschera
  • The Barber of Seville
  • The Bartered Bride
  • Béatrice et Bénédict
  • Billy Budd
  • Bluebeard’s Castle
  • La Bohème
  • Boris Godunov
  • Carmen
  • Cavalleria rusticana
  • La Cenerentola
  • La clemenza di Tito
  • Le Comte Ory
  • Così fan tutte
  • Dialogues des Carmélites
  • Don Carlos
  • Don Giovanni
  • Don Pasquale
  • Elektra
  • L’elisir d’amore
  • Erwartung
  • Eugene Onegin
  • Falstaff
  • La Fanciulla del West
  • Fidelio
  • The Flying Dutchman
  • La forza del destino
  • Gianni Schicchi
  • Hamlet
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Idomeneo
  • The Italian Girl in Algiers
  • Jenufa
  • Julius Caesar
  • Katya Kabanová
  • Lohengrin
  • Lucia di Lammermoor
  • Luisa Miller
  • Lulu
  • Macbeth
  • Madama Butterfly
  • The Magic Flute
  • The Makropulos Case
  • Manon Lescaut
  • The Marriage of Figaro
  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
  • Norma
  • Oedipus Rex
  • Otello
  • Pagliacci
  • Pelléas et Mélisande
  • Peter Grimes
  • The Queen of Spades
  • Rigoletto
  • Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria
  • Roméo et Juliette
  • Der Rosenkavalier
  • Salome
  • Symphony of Psalms
  • Il tabarro
  • The Tales of Hoffmann
  • Tosca
  • La Traviata
  • Tristan und Isolde
  • Il Trovatore
  • Turandot
  • Il viaggio a Reims
  • Werther

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