This season marks the 65th anniversary of the COC's very first presentation of The Magic Flute. Since 1952, the COC has presented at least seven productions of Mozart's final and most popular opera, including an exclusive Ensemble Studio production and a school tour adaptation for young people. Join us for a trip down memory lane as we revisit some of the COC's most memorable Magic Flute moments.
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On February 13, the rising stars of the Ensemble Studio competed in the fourth biennial Christina and Louis Quilico Awards. The singers were accompanied by Ensemble Studio pianists/intern coaches Hyejin Kwon and Stéphane Mayer, and the evening was judged by COC General Director Alexander Neef, COC Chorus Master Sandra Horst, and internationally acclaimed soprano Adrianne Pieczonka. Mezzo-soprano Emily D'Angelo and soprano Danika Lorèn shared the top prize, taking home $4,000 each, while tenor Charles Sy won $2,000. The event took place in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts as a part of the Free Concert Series. Here are some of our favourite photos from the evening!
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Tenor Andrew Haji is certainly keeping himself busy at the COC lately. As if playing the role of Tamino in our current production of The Magic Flute was not enough, Andrew is also performing a recital of love songs on February 14 as a part of the Free Concert Series, returning this spring to sing Gabriel Dumont in Louis Riel, and preparing for the role of Nemorino in our production of The Elixir of Love next season! Why not get to know a little more about this former Ensemble Studio member who is becoming one of Canada's great opera singers?
Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001