Opera Creation Program

Transform the entire community into an opera company! The COC takes residency in your school, working with teachers to determine responsibilities for each class – roles to choose from include composers/librettists, production department (directors, designers, props shop), performers (singers, dancers, actors), the communications department (listings, newspaper reviews, ads, performance programs), and the development department (fundraising), etc.

Duration: Three- to six-month creation project
Grades: 4 to 8, 9 to 12
Applications: Email education@coc.ca or call Vanessa Smith, School Programs Manager at (416) 306-2392 for details on how to apply.

Participating Schools receive:

  • Dedicated project support from one of the education team members
  • Visits by mentor artists over the course of a six-month creation and rehearsal process (artists may include: composer, librettist, conductor, director, designer, stage manager and/or opera singer)
  • A timeline and production plan tailored to the recipient’s individual needs
  • Professional assessment and guidance regarding casting, production, and rehearsal plans

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