Parlando: The COC Blog


Honeybee Update

News From our Busy and Creative COC Honeybees


It's suddenly summer in Toronto, and the COC's honeybees were recently returned to the roof of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts by beekeeper Fred Davis, after being wrapped up well in their winter quarters. Fred reports that the hives did really well over the winter, with the loss of only one hive, which is really good. Five full hives and two smaller ones will be active on the roof under the guidance of Fred and his two assistants, Catherine Jordan and Vivien Wong.

The honey produced by the COC bees isn't just award-winning (see the mobile version here), it's the source of bodily and artistic nourishment:


That's all for now. Many thanks to Fred and the hundreds of thousands of bees that collaborate to make all this possible!

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The Opera That Changed My Life: Call for Submissions

Did a particular opera or operatic experience change your life? Tell us how and why and we’ll post your stories on our blog! 

It could be the first time you heard/saw an opera; a singer who made your hair stand on end; an experience you had during a night at  the opera; a production that astounded you, or one that you just couldn’t get enough of. If an opera impacted you, we want to know about it!

Send your stories (approximately 100 – 200 words in length) to or message us on Facebook and your memory may be selected to appear in our series! Be sure to also include your name and if you’re a COC subscriber along with your message. 

We’ll be posting your stories on a regular basis, so stay tuned! 

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Behind the Scenes: COC Spring 2016


Last chance to see Carmen and Maometto II is this weekend, May 14 and 15! See ticket availability and buy online at

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



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