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Inside Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites

The Canadian Opera Company's popular Inside Opera video series is back, this time with a look at our final production of the spring season, Dialogues des Carmélites

In our latest Inside Opera video, meet three talented Canadian artists starring in Robert Carsen's production of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites. Sopranos Isabel Bayrakdarian, Adrianne Pieczonka and mezzo-soprano Judith Forst discuss the power and strength found in the music of Poulenc's masterpiece, and discuss how the unique staging elements heighten the anxiety and fear in their performances.

Catch up with the last Inside Opera video,  Salome, Playing with Shadows and explore our production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with: Creating Lucia Part One,Creating Lucia Part Two and William Zeitler and the Glass Armonica.



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May and June Free Concert Series Highlights

The Free Concert Series may be wrapping up its 2012/2013 season in the first week of June, but these final weeks are packed with fantastic performances! Read our May and June highlights below to begin the countdown to summer with a selection of concerts that feature extraordinary vocal artistry, instrumental showcases, edgy new talent, and a unique cross-cultural collaboration.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12 p.m. - Mauro Bertoli - Romantic Rhapsodies

Award-winning Italian-born pianist Mauro Bertoli presents an alluring program featuring music by Romantic composers, including works by Brahms, Schumann, Granados and Liszt. Preview one of the pieces you will hear in the video below.


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Salome: Tawdry, titillating and teutonic!

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