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3/19/2014

FERRUCCIO FURLANETTO IN CANADIAN DEBUT BRINGS GREATEST LITERARY HERO TO LIFE FOR COC PREMIERE OF DON QUICHOTTE

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Toronto – The greatest operatic bass in the world today, Ferruccio Furlanetto, makes his Canadian debut this spring in the Canadian Opera Company premiere of the operatic tale of literature’s famous dreamer, Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet. Known for an intensely moving portrayal of the title character, Furlanetto stars in this musically lush and romantic homage to Cervantes' iconic hero, Don Quixote. Don Quichotte is sung in French with English SURTITLES™, and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on May 9, 11, 14, 17, 20, 22, 24, 2014.

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3/11/2014

SONDRA RADVANOVSKY IN ROLE DEBUT AS ELIZABETH I FOR COC PREMIERE OF DONIZETTI’S TUDOR DRAMA, ROBERTO DEVEREUX

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Toronto – World renowned American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring in the ultimate diva role, Queen Elizabeth I, for the COC premiere of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux. The tumultuous final days of the reign of the Virgin Queen are depicted in this powerful drama of show-stopping vocal fireworks, directed by Stephen Lawless and conducted by Corrado Rovaris. Roberto Devereux is sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™ and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on April 25, 29, May 3, 10, 15, 18, 21, 2014.

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2/25/2014

ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR PETER SELLARS, ALL-STAR CAST AND RENOWNED CONDUCTOR PROPEL MYTH INTO THE MODERN DAY FOR COC PREMIERE OF HANDEL’S HERCULES

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Toronto – Internationally renowned director Peter Sellars returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring with a new company production of Handel's Hercules that propels the Greek myth into the modern day, giving voice to the untold horrors of war and the unspoken complications faced by veterans returning home. The COC premiere of Hercules reunites Sellars with celebrated conductor Harry Bicket and the all-star cast that presented this co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago to unequivocal praise at its debut in Chicago in 2011. Hercules is sung in English with English SURTITLES™ and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on April 5, 11, 15, 19, 24, 27, 30, 2014.

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