Unleash your inner romantic, travel back to 1930, or experience performances by renowned jazz and dance masters. This February, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - Stephen B. Hargreaves - Variations on 1930
American pianist, harpsichordist and conductor Stephen B. Hargreaves presents a colourful snapshot of the year 1930 with an eclectic program of piano music ranging from Copland's Piano Variations, Britten's Three Character Pieces, and Kodály's Dances of Marrosszék to Art Tatum's Tea for Two.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 12 p.m. - Franz-Josef Selig - Love's Dark Shore
If you haven't had the chance to experience internationally acclaimed German bass Franz-Josef Selig's powerful performance as King Marke in the COC's current production of Tristan und Isolde, now is your opportunity to hear him explore the dark side of love in a rich and compelling program of lieder by Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss. See him perform with WDR Sinfonienorchester in the video below!
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Our popular Inside Opera video series is back, and this time we go behind the scenes of Christopher Alden's production of Mozart's late-masterpiece, La clemenza di Tito.
In the first video, Inside Opera catches up with Isabel Leonard. This production marks the Metropolitan Opera star's role debut as Sesto and we met up with the mezzo-soprano during a costume fitting. Watch as she shares her thoughts on the motivations and emotions of the troubled character, and how she relates to a character caught in such turmoil.
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001