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Centre Stage Shines Spotlight on Canada's Future Opera Stars
Toronto– Emily D’Angelo of Toronto took home First Prize (the Chair’s Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The competition is the feature event of the COC fundraiser Centre Stage, a highly anticipated annual celebration of the next generation of opera stars. D’Angelo
was selected from eight finalists to receive the $5,000 award,
supported annually by the Chair of the COC’s Board of Directors. Lauren Eberwein of Qualicum Beach, BC won the Second Prize of $3,000, and Bruno Roy of Montreal was awarded the Third Prize of $1,500. Emily D’Angelo was also selected by the audience as the winner of the Audience Choice Award, worth $1,500.
Toronto– From November 9 to December 6, 2015, the Canadian Opera Company’s annual Glencore Ensemble Studio School Tour
gives 16,000 elementary students across Ontario the chance to
experience live opera performed by professional opera singers. This
year’s tour features two engaging productions, Operation Superpower and The Bremen Town Musicians, which will capture the imaginations of young audience members with their superhero and fairy tale themes.