By Diana Bradshaw
Reproduced below is the Year-End Matching Campaign letter penned by Diana Bradshaw, who draws on her experience with the Joan Baillie Archives at the COC to remind us that growth and artistic excellence rely not only on a forward-looking vision but a mindful preservation of the past.
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By Gianmarco Segato, Adult Programs Manager
For Episode 25, the “BIG TOPICS!” edition, we welcome back Opera Canada editor, Wayne Gooding; opera journalist Paula Citron and, Western Canadian opera presenter and journalist, Stephan Bonfield. Gianmarco Segato, the COC’s Adult Programs Manager, is your host.
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In Massenet's Don Quichotte, the fair and lovely Dulcinée is wooed by a variety of suitors other than the aging knight himself. The suitors comprise of two tenors, a mezzo-soprano and a soprano, the latter two being 'pants roles'. But did you know that almost all of the suitors are COC Ensemble Studio graduates? Meet the singers who bring Dulcinée's entourage to life!
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001