Now in its 34th year!
Join Dr. David Stanley-Porter on these thoughtfully planned tours and explore the ever-exciting world of opera and classical music in historic and new opera houses and concert halls in North America and Europe. Booking opens September 2015 (itinerary and accommodation TBD).
March 6 – 10, 2016
The Metropolitan Opera
MOZART Le nozze di Figaro
PUCCINI Manon Lescaut
DONIZETTI Don Pasquale
April 5 – 12, 2016
A mini RICHARD STRAUSS festival:
Salome, Elektra, Die Liebe der Danae,
Die Aegyptishe Helena, Der Rosenkavalier
Philharmonie: Berlin Staatskapelle
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3
De Falla The Three-Cornered Hat
April 29 – May 6, 2016
Washington National Opera
WAGNER Der Ring des Nibelungen
TBD - May 2016
Operas, concerts, and extensive
sight-seeing in the historic cities of
Pilsen, Ceske Budejavice, and Prague.
May 29 – June 6, 2016
Song Recital: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor),
Helmut Deutsch (piano)
VERDI Don Carlo and Simon Boccanegra
STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier
Ballet: Don Quixote
Wiener Konzerthaus: Wiener Symphoniker
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2
MAHLER Symphony No. 1
June 27 – July 1, 2016
VERDI Don Carlo
MAHLER Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
c/o Merit Travel
114–101 Cherryhill Blvd
London, ON N6H 4S4
COC Operatours have been organized and conducted by Dr. David Stanley-Porter since 1981.
Golden Circle, President’s Council and Friends of the COC members receive priority enrolment.
Information on giving opportunities, including joining one of our membership programs, can be found on our website at coc.ca or by phoning the COC Donation Office at 416-847-4949.
All dates, content and tours are subject to change and/or cancellation.
Spaces may become available on sold-out tours. If you are interested in attending, please contact us to be added to the waiting list.
A scene from The Journey to Rheims. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2002
Purchase tickets for $22 to all of our operas!