[This is a guest post by the COC's public relations intern, Alexandra Hong]
Last week was the world premiere of the mini-opera
Clownin’ Around. Created by Dean Burry and presented by the
participants in the COC’s After School Opera Program, the opera follows a
group of clowns who decide one day to get “real jobs.” The result is a
hilarious exploration of what would happen
if clowns became doctors or policemen. After exploring these jobs with
no success, the clowns discover that they are really best at being
themselves – clowns.
Check out some of the photos from the Thursday
performance at the COC’s Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre. I was
lucky to get a peek backstage and watched the performers put on make-up
and costumes, and then warm-up before the show.
We may have some future opera stars here! And, a reminder: there are still some spots left for the spring term, which begins March 29.
Photos © Canadian Opera Company, 2012.
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001