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10/15/2013

GLENCORE ENSEMBLE STUDIO SCHOOL TOUR’S NEW PRODUCTION OPENS THE WORLD OF OPERA TO HIGH SCHOOLS

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Toronto – When the Canadian Opera Company’s Glencore Ensemble Studio School Tour sets off across Ontario this fall, it will reach a wider audience than ever before. For the first time in its 33-year history, this year’s tour includes an opera for students in grades 7 to 12. From November 4 – December 1, 2013, a new COC school tour production of La serva padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi will be performed at middle schools and high schools across Ontario, in addition to the popular children’s opera The Brothers Grimm by Dean Burry, which will travel to elementary schools. Both operas are performed in English.

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10/10/2013

Operanat10n: A Night of Temptation: Showing Off Opera Through Creative Partnerships

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Sam Roberts Band Collaborates Onstage and in Fashion, while Jon Sasaki Highlights the Power of the Voice through Video

TORONTO, October 10, 2013 -- In an evening of epic sensory exploration, Operanat10n: A Night of Temptation features unique, never-before-seen artistic installations produced through creative partnerships in the realms of fashion, visual arts and music. This year promises to be the most lavish Operanation party to-date with contributions from world-renowned artist Jon Sasaki, fashion-label KAELEN and Canadian rock sensation, the Sam Roberts Band. On October 24, this Canadian Opera Company fundraiser commemorates its 10th anniversary, aiming to raise over $100,000 for the COC Ensemble Studio, Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals.

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10/4/2013

CASTING UPDATE FOR OPENING NIGHT OF CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S PETER GRIMES

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company regrets to announce that Canadian tenor Ben Heppner, scheduled to sing the title role in the upcoming production of Britten’s Peter Grimes, has had to withdraw from the opening night performance on October 5 for health reasons. Mr. Heppner will return to the role for subsequent performances in the COC’s production. Four-time Grammy Award-winning American tenor Anthony Dean Griffey will sing the role of Peter Grimes on October 5.

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