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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy
returns for its fourth year on January 8, 2017, welcoming five student
musicians to its annual three-week intensive training program. This
year’s instrumentalists perform opening night of the COC’s production of
Götterdämmerung with the COC Orchestra, give public
performances featuring members of the COC Orchestra and COC opera
singers, and take part in masterclasses and private sessions with
singers, members of the COC artistic administration and visiting music
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“Colourful, inventive and whimsical” – Opera News
“A wonderful production” – NOW Magazine
“Fanciful and pretty” – Globe and Mail
Toronto – It’s a fairytale start to 2017 with the
revival of the Canadian Opera Company’s playful and whimsical production
of Mozart’s beloved opera, The Magic Flute. Bernard Labadie,
one of Canada’s pre-eminent conductors, makes his COC debut with one of
the most popular operas in the world with a cast of international and
Canadian rising stars. The Magic Flute was last performed by the COC in 2011 and returns for 12 performances on January 19, 28, 29, February 1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 16, 18, 19 and 24, 2017.
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company enters the twilight of the gods with the revival of its acclaimed production of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung directed by Toronto-area resident Tim Albery. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts his first Götterdämmerung,
at the helm of the internationally acclaimed COC Orchestra and Chorus
with a cast of generation-defining voices led by powerhouse American
soprano Christine Goerke in her debut as Götterdämmerung’s Brünnhilde. Götterdämmerung is sung in German with English SURTITLESTM and runs for seven performances on February 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 and 25, 2017.