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10/29/2012

Final Stretch for Die Fledermaus!

"Time to break out the champagne! Die Fledermaus is a rich, racy triumph!" Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star.

It looks like our new production of Die Fledermaus is a great hit with critics and audiences alike! But don't fret, there are still three performances of Strauss's satirical operetta left. The best dates for availability are October 30 and November 1. Pick a night and choose your own Adele! We still have one performance left with Ambur Braid on November 1, and Mireille Asselin performs October 30 and on our final performance on November 3. If that wasn't enough of an incentive, come frocked in your Fledermaus finery on October 30 while we host a costume meetup on Ring 3 during intermission. There are still many ways to join the party!

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10/25/2012

A fresh Fledermaus! Debus and Alden Discuss Strauss's Gem

by Suzanne Vanstone, Senior Communications Manager, Editorial at the Canadian Opera Company

Die Fledermaus has not been seen by COC audiences since 1991, so we are very excited to bring a new production of Johann Strauss II’s intoxicating concoction to our stage. Although this is a piece chock full of madcap antics, mistaken identities and charming waltzes, it is also infused with dark humour and human foibles. Our creative and musical team explores all these aspects to offer a fresh perspective on Strauss’s popular operetta. COC Music Director Johannes Debus and director Christopher Alden take inspiration from each other. 

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10/25/2012

Last chance to see Il Trovatore!

"You may have seen this opera before. And you may see it again. But you probably won’t ever see it performed as well." Robert Harris, Globe and Mail.

The reviews are in and Il Trovatore is a hit! But the final two performances of our production of Verdi's masterwork are October 28 and 31. If you haven't seen Il Trovatore or are thinking of seeing it again, here are the top four reasons you should catch it before it's gone. Don't miss out!

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

 

 

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