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Tristan und Isolde: Ben is back!

Posted by Danielle D'Ornellas / in 2012/2013 / comments (0) / permalink


Inside Opera: Discover La clemenza di Tito

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.


Posted by Danielle D'Ornellas / in 2012/2013 / comments (0) / permalink


COC Filling Over 100 “Super” roles for spring productions

(From the House of the Dead by Leos Janáček – The COC’s production was presented in 2008. There were 63 supernumeraries in this production, of which 56 were men. The male supers had to be bald or willing to shave their heads.)

Have you ever wanted to be a part of the Canadian Opera Company and have the chance to hear a powerful singer from only a few feet away? You just might get that chance! On Saturday, February 16, the COC is looking for over 100 people to join us as supernumeraries in the spring for Lucia di Lammermoor, Salome and Dialogues des Carmélites.

What's a supernumerary?

Supernumeraries, a.k.a. supers, are the extras of the opera world and play a variety of non-singing roles. They are vital to enhancing the operatic experience presented on stage. Members of Canadian Actor’s Equity, ACTRA or any other professional performing arts union are not eligible to be supers. 


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



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