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La Traviata is a hit!

A fresh take on Verdi's timeless classic La Traviata opened at the Four Seasons Centre to thunderous applause and praise from both critics and patrons alike. Take a look at the beauty and tragedy that has made our current production so enchanting through the reviews and social media posts gathered in our latest Storify! 


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Centre Stage 2015

Out of a pool of 120 aspiring opera singers from across the country, we selected eight to compete at Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2015, our annual celebration of the next generation of opera stars selected from nationwide auditions for the COC Ensemble Studio – Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals. The competition features the young singers vying for cash prizes ranging in value from $1,500 to $5,000.

The young singers featured in the 2015 vocal competition are: mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo (Toronto); mezzo-soprano Lauren Eberwein (London, Ontario); soprano Eliza Johnson (Stratford, Ontario); mezzo-soprano Marjorie Maltais (Clermont, Quebec); soprano Samantha Pickett (Kitchener, Ontario); baritone Zachary Read (Halifax); baritone Bruno Roy (Montreal); and mezzo-soprano Pascale Spinney (Laval, Quebec).


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11 Things to Know: La Traviata

By Nikita Gourski

The gowns, the romance, the tragedy! La Traviata is an opera filled with the passion and pathos opera is known for, but did you know that it stands for so much more? Check out our top 11 things you need to know about Verdi's romantic epic, La Traviata, and get your tickets before it's too late! 


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



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