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Toronto– This fall, the Canadian Opera Company launches Opera Insights, a new FREE series
featuring interactive events and in-depth conversations that provide an
insider’s glimpse into the company’s 2015/2016 productions. The series
kicks off its inaugural season on September 24, 2015 with an exploration of the legend that inspired Barbara Monk Feldman’s opera Pyramus and Thisbe, offered in collaboration with the University of Toronto Faculty of Music’s Thursday Noon Series.
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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company opens its 2015/2016 season with a work of dazzling beauty, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. This operatic classic returns to the COC stage in a lush new production for 11 performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on October 8, 13, 16, 17, 21, 24, 29, 30, November 1, 4, 6, 2015.
La Traviata is one of opera’s greatest romances but it scandalized Venetians at its 1853 premiere with its unsentimental depiction of a Parisian courtesan in love. A year later, La Traviata was restaged and triumphed, quickly growing in popularity. It remains one of the most performed operas in the world.
Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian opera
awaits Canadian Opera Company audiences this fall at the Four Seasons
Centre for the Performing Arts. In a new company production, the COC
proudly presents Barbara Monk Feldman’s first opera, Pyramus and Thisbe (2010), performed with two early Baroque opera classics, Claudio Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna (1608) and Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (1624). Pyramus and Thisbe runs for seven performances on October 20, 23, 25, 28, November 5, 7 (two performances), 2015.