Parlando: The COC Blog

6/27/2013

Oh Canada: Canadian Artists in the Fall Season!

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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6/25/2013

Parlando Asks: Opera for Beginners

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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6/20/2013

The Big COC Podcast: Episode 14 - To ‘transladapt' ...or not to ‘transladapt’

By Gianmarco Segato, Adult Programs Manager

 

For Episode 14, the “To ‘transladapt’…or not to ‘transladapt’” edition, we welcome back Opera Canada editor, Wayne Gooding as well as opera blogger, John Gilks. For the first time we’re joined by two of the founding members of Toronto’s Against the Grain Theatre: Joel “Ginger Ninja” Ivany, Artistic Director and Christopher “Matzo Ball” Mokrzewski, Music Director. Gianmarco Segato, the COC’s Adult Programs Manager is your host. 

Join us as we get into some heated discussion (and topple the microphone!) around this week’s top opera stories:

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