Parlando: The COC Blog

2/9/2015

Free Concert Series Highlights for February

Jane Archibald, Janina Baechle, Barbara Hannigan

Seeing some of the world's best artists in an intimate concert setting is just one of the things that makes the Free Concert Series so great. If you're looking to hear some of your favourite vocalists in concert for FREE, February is the perfect month to head down to the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre!

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2/4/2015

Die Walküre: Boundless Riches

Our production of Die Walküre was hotly anticipated with big expectations! On January 31st, those expectations were met with cheers to the rafters of the Four Seasons Centre and showering praise from critics both at home and abroad! Take a look at some of the reactions & reviews in our latest Storify.

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1/30/2015

Artist Basics: Christine Goerke



Soprano Christine Goerke has been one of the opera singers in the past year to create the most buzz. She's Musical America's Vocalist of the Year for 2015, has performed in major opera houses across the world, and has a Grammy under her belt! Read on to learn more about her amazing career thus far.

What she’s doing with us: Christine stars in Die Walküre as Brünnhilde, a goddess and daughter of Wotan, ruler of Valhalla. This marks her much-anticipated debut in a fully staged production of the opera. She will also be returning to sing as Brünnhilde in the COC's upcoming productions of Siegfried in 2016 and Götterdämmerung in 2017. 

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