By Alexander Neef, General Director
In my last post I mentioned that I was off to Europe for a few weeks – a combination of vacation (visiting my family) and work.
As much as I look forward to seeing old friends and colleagues as well as meeting new ones, I don’t especially like spending so much time in airports and on planes, so I try to make it as useful as possible. Between trips, I collect articles, documents, resumes – all kinds of reading material – and it is my “next time I’m on a plane for a long time” pile. I am never without a stack ready to go. It’s daunting, but at least I know I have some dedicated time to get it done.
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Happy almost-Canada Day! To celebrate our nation's 146th birthday, we're highlighting all of the talented Canadian artists you will find this fall in our mainstage productions of Puccini's La Bohème and Britten's Peter Grimes. The list includes some familiar faces, several COC Ensemble Studio graduates and some highly anticipated COC debuts.
CANADIANS IN LA BOHÈME
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As we continue to prepare for our 2013/2014 season, one of the most common questions we hear from patrons at the Canadian Opera Company is "What is a good opera for a beginner?" We put the question to our staff, some of our artists and our social media followers to see what the results would be!
We polled our Facebook fans about the best opera for a beginner and the answer was The Magic Flute, followed by Carmen and La Bohème! Other interesting suggestions included Lakmé and Rusalka! Read on to see what our staff had to say.
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001