Parlando: The COC Blog

7/10/2014

The Big COC Podcast — Episode 26

By Gianmarco Segato, Adult Programs Manager

For Episode 26, the “Opera meets politics” edition, we welcome opera journalist Joseph So, as well as arts journalist Catherine Kustanczy. Gianmarco Segato, the COC’s Adult Programs Manager, is your host.



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7/3/2014

Artist Basics: Gerald Finley

Gerald Finley

Gerald Finley

Upon first glance, you may be a bit skeptical that the fit baritone who is tackling Mount Kilimanjaro this summer, could convincingly play opera's most famous glutton, but recently appointed Officer of the Order of Canada's Gerald Finley is more than up to the challenge!

What he's doing with us: Gerald Finley returns to the Canadian Opera Company for the first time in over 20 years to make his role debut as the slovenly, hedonistic and hilarious Falstaff in a co-production with Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro alla Scala; Metropolitan Opera and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam. 

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6/13/2014

Happy Father's Day! Here are some of the best & worst fathers in opera.

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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001