Parlando: The COC Blog


Travels with Alexander Neef

Another excellent season at the COC has come to a close! The 2012/2013 season was deeply satisfying for me because we achieved what I’ve been working towards since I joined the company – consistency in our productions. All of the operas we presented were extremely well thought-through, with superb casts and great artists involved on stage, in the pit, and behind the scenes. The fantastic work by our orchestra and chorus is a testament to the great job our music director, Johannes Debus, has been doing since he arrived four years ago, as well as the expert stewardship that Sandra Horst brings to the chorus. Now, it’s time to move full speed into a fantastic 2013/2014 season.


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Where in the world can you find our new Ensemble Studio members this summer?

By Tanya Morgado, Public Relations Intern

With the hot weather quickly approaching, many of us are finalizing summer travel plans, including the six young artists joining the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio for the 2013/2014 season.

Bass-baritone Gordon Bintner, mezzo-soprano Charlotte Burrage, soprano Aviva Fortunata, baritone Clarence Frazer, tenor Andrew Haji, and mezzo-soprano Danielle MacMillan have busy summers ahead of them before officially joining the COC at the end of August.


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Highlights from our 2012/2013 Free Concert Series

The COC's Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre has wrapped up another incredible and diverse season! From September 2012 to June 2013, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre hosted over 77 concerts featuring established and emerging artists in intimate vocal recitals, dynamic dance performances, thrilling orchestral concerts, classic and contemporary jazz and much, much more.


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