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Who is Yoshi Oida?

Yoshi Oida will be directing our Death in Venice this fall, a production for which he has received considerable acclaim. Oida is also highly acclaimed in the theatre world as an actor on both stage and film, particularly for his collaborations with the noted director Peter Brook. He was born in Japan and now resides in France, and much of his work brings an Eastern sensibility to Western works and art forms. He has authored a book on the craft of acting titled The Invisible Actor, in which he discusses the need for actors to conceal from the audience the workings of their craft, and describes how techniques from Classical Japanese theatre may be useful to Western actors.


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Tim Albery has Arrived

Rehearsals for Aida are now well underway, and on Monday, director Tim Albery (whom you may remember as the director of Götterdämmerung, War and Peace, and Rodelinda) introduced us all to his vision for the production. The discussion took place in the Imperial Oil Opera Theatre, where we were surrounded by various and sundry props and set pieces. Johannes Debus and the principal singers were all present, and the first music rehearsal took place after the concept discussion concluded.



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Get Ready for Operanation

The official website for Operanation, our lavish annual fundraiser, has launched and tickets are now on sale for both the main event and the associated VIP dinner. Operanation VII, Cinderella: Rock the Ball (inspired by La Cenerentola) will take place the evening of Oct. 29 at the Four Seasons Centre. Take a look at the photos from Operanation IV, Operanation V, and Operanation VI to get a sense of the glamour of the event. There will be a sumptuous VIP dinner, music performances (both operatic and otherwise), dancing, multiple open bars, a photo booth, a silent auction, raffle prizes, take-home gifts, and on-site makeup applications. If any (or all!) of this sounds like fun, make sure to subscribe for email notifications and follow Operanation on Facebook.

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



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