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Audition Announcement: Female Children Needed for Britten's Death in Venice

[This is an audition announcement from production coordinator Shawna Green]

The Canadian Opera Company is looking for two female children to perform in the upcoming production of the opera Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten.

The children will be girls between the ages of six and ten. They will need to have good control of their movements and be focused. Concentration and memory skills will also be needed. Rehearsals will take place after school and on weekends. Some of the rehearsals and performances will go late in the evenings.

An honorarium will be paid at the end of the production.


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Costume Sketches from Death in Venice

If you love period costume, click over to Fashion is My Muse to view Richard Hudson's costume sketches for our upcoming Death in Venice. The opera is set at the end of the Edwardian era, and the broad hat brims, high collars, and bouffant sleeves characteristic of women's fashions from the period are in evidence, particularly in the first "Hotel Guest" image. For the men, look for curled mustaches, three-piece suits (which in the period were taking over from the frock coat), and sharply creased pants (the trouser press had only been recently invented).


Posted by Cecily Carver / in 2010/2011 / comments (0) / permalink


Aida Rehearsals Start Today!

Rehearsals officially start today for Aida, and everyone is buzzing with activity.

Jon Morrell, the costume designer, is hard at work in the costume area, overseeing costume and wig fittings. The Imperial Oil Opera Theatre is filling up with furniture, clothing racks, and props both massive and delicate. Tim Albery will soon introduce to us his overall concept for the new production—which, for the time being, we will keep under wraps. The Ensemble Studio (our young artists training program) has also assembled, and is beginning its work for the season.

So, what will happen during the weeks between now and opening night (Aida opens October 2)? Here's a general overview of the rehearsal process:


Posted by Cecily Carver / in 2010/2011 / comments (2) / permalink

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



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