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10/27/2014

COC SEASON NOTED FOR ARTISTIC TRIUMPHS, HIGH ATTENDANCE AND FUNDRAISING GROWTH DESPITE FINANCIAL CHALLENGES

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Toronto – Today at the Canadian Opera Company’s Annual General Meeting, the company reported on its artistic highlights, impressive endowment growth, growing attendance and subscription figures, and a general financial overview of the 2013/2014 season.

“Last season the Canadian Opera Company saw tremendous growth, while also managing a challenging financial environment,” said COC Board President Tony Arrell. “Over its long history, the COC has never achieved such acclaim, attracted such talent and engaged such strong community support as what we saw last year. The COC has an exceptional leader in Alexander Neef and the Board feels the company gets stronger each year under his direction.”

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10/14/2014

COC’S GLENCORE ENSEMBLE STUDIO SCHOOL TOUR BRINGS MAGICAL AND MYTHICAL KID-FRIENDLY OPERAS TO YOUNG AUDIENCES ACROSS ONTARIO THIS FALL

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s Glencore Ensemble Studio School Tour returns to elementary and middle schools across Ontario from November 3 – 30, 2014. Two engaging and entertaining operas by Canadian composer Dean Burry headline the tour for 2014: The Bremen Town Musicians and The Scorpions’ Sting: An Egyptian Myth. These child-friendly operas expect to reach 16,000 students from Kindergarten to grade eight over the course of the tour.

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10/2/2014

DANCE-POP MUSICAL SENSATION YELLE TO LIGHT UP OPERANATION

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COC Brings Music, Art and Fashion Together to Light up Every Corner of the Four Seasons Centre

TORONTO, ON October 2, 2014 — French dance-pop band Yelle is now confirmed as this year’s special musical guest artist performing at the Canadian Opera Company’s 11th annual Operanation: Light up the Night on October 16, 2014. In addition to performing selections from their latest album, Complètement fou, Yelle collaborates with artists from the COC’s Ensemble Studio, Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals. This year’s Operanation exceeds expectations like never before with musical and art performances, as well as art installations that reflect multiple artistic disciplines designed to light up every corner of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

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