History of Opera

 

Explore a special period or significant character in operatic history through video recordings of live performances accompanied by informative lectures. This season we concentrate on opera in pre-World War II Europe (Fall) and on a common theme – the Medea myth in opera (Winter).

Lecturer: Dr. David Stanley-Porter 
Dates: 10 classes, Tuesday evenings or Wednesday mornings
Time: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m./10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Location: Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. E., 2nd floor boardroom 
Parking: Street parking on Front Street or in the parking lot on Berkeley Street
Fees: All 10 sessions – Adult, $225; Student/Senior, $180
         Individual Classes – Adult, $25; Student/Senior, $20

Golden Circle, President’s Council and Friends of the COC members receive enrolment priority. For information on these annual membership programs, please call 416-847-4949.

Classes tend to sell out early and are limited to a maximum of 50 individuals. To guarantee your place, full payment must be received with registration. Exchanges and cancellations must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance. All dates, times and course content are subject to change without notice.

Full session registration for Golden Circle, President’s Council and Friends of the COC members begins on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10 a.m.

Full session registration for non-members begins on:
Fall session – Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Winter session – Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Refund Deadlines:
Fall session – Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Winter session – Friday, January 31, 2014


TO REGISTER:

Please contact COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231, by e-mail, or print and mail your registration form with payment to:

COC Opera Courses
Canadian Opera Company
227 Front St. E., Toronto, ON M5A 1E8

Fall Session 2013

Opera in pre-World War II Europe

  • September 10/11 & 17/18: BRAUNFELS (1882 — 1954) Die Vögel
    A production from Los Angeles Opera.
  • September 24/25 & October 1/2: JANÁČEK (1854 — 1928) Káta Kabanová
    Productions from Teatro Real, Madrid and the Salzburg Festival.
  • October 8/9 & 15/16KORNGOLD (1897 — 1957) Die tote Stadt
    A productions from Teatro Le Fenice.
  • October 22/23 & 29/30: BERG (1885 — 1935) Lulu
    Productions from Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Glyndebourne Festival.
  • November 5/6 SZYMANOWSKI (1882 — 1937) Król Roger
    A production from Bregenzer Festspiele.
  • November 12/13: PROKOFIEV (1891 — 1953) The Gambler
    A production from Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Winter Session 2014

Medea - Exploring the Myth through Opera

  • February 25/26: Medea (1969) 
    A film by Pier Paolo Pasolini featuring Maria Callas. 
  • March 4/5 & 11/12: CHARPENTIER (1643 - 1704) Médée 
    Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, with Stéphanie d'Oustrac.
  • March 18/19 & 25/26: MAYR (1963 - 1845) Medea in Corinto 
    Bayerische Staatsoper, with Nadja Michael.
  • April 1/2 & 8/9: CHERUBINI (1760 - 1842) Medea (Italian version premiered in 1802)
    Teatro Regio di Torino, Anna Caterina Antonacci.
  • April 8/9 & 16/16 CHERUBINI (1760 - 1842) Medée (French version premiered in 1797)
    Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, with Nadja Michael.

  • May 6/7 & 13/14  REIMANN (1936 - ) Medea 
    Weiner Staatsoper, with Claudine Barinsky.

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