Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company closes its 2015/2016 season with the company premiere of Gioachino Rossini’s rarely performed grand bel canto opera, Maometto II. Superstar Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni makes a highly anticipated COC debut in the title role in a new COC production by acclaimed American director David Alden, lauded as a “thrilling [piece of] experiential theatre” (Opera News). Renowned maestro Harry Bicket in the orchestra pit conducts this operatic rarity. Maometto II is sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on April 29, May 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 14, 2016.
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Toronto – Canadian Opera Company audiences find themselves ensnared in a web of erotic passions with a new production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro
this February. One of the most beautiful and convincing operas about
the fluid enchantments, maze-like confusions and bouts of sheer
blindness brought on by love, this new staging is directed by one of the
most sought-after and critically acclaimed artists of his generation, Claus Guth, with equally celebrated musical leadership by COC Music Director Johannes Debus. The Marriage of Figaro
is on stage at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for 11
performances, including a special presentation starring the young
artists of the COC’s Ensemble Studio training program, on February 4, 7, 9, 13, 17, 19, 21, 22*, 23, 25 and 27, 2016.
“This Siegfried was a fascinating thing to witness and gorgeous to hear”
(Globe and Mail)
“will doubtless continue to dazzle its viewers”
“this Siegfried is psychologically rich and mysterious music theatre”
“Siegfried dazzles as soon as the curtain goes up”
Toronto – Canadian Opera Company audiences will experience the heights of heroism and passion this winter when the third instalment of Richard Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle, Siegfried,
returns to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Siegfried’s
heroic journey reveals the drives and desires of gods and mortals in a
story of greed, fear and self-discovery, told through a powerful and
evocative score, and is brought to life in a critically acclaimed
production by renowned Canadian director François Girard and celebrated Toronto-born designer Michael Levine, conducted by COC Music Director Johannes Debus. Siegfried runs for seven performances on January 23, 27, 30, February, 2, 5, 11 and 14, 2016.