Opera Connect

Casual. Informative. Real.

An exciting series of public events which connect you with the artists who make opera happen.

 


October 20, 2015 LA TRAVIATA and other opera favourites

  

Tuesday, October 20, 2015. 12:15 p.m. AND 1:15 p.m. – La Traviata and other opera favourites!

Location: Waterfall Stage, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto

For this FREE, lunch-time event, CBC Radio’s Brent Bambury introduces COC artists Lindsay Barrett (soprano), Andrew Haji (tenor) and James Westman (baritone), accompanied by Jenna Douglas on piano as they perform arias, duets and ensembles from Verdi's perennial popular La Traviata along with other opera favourites. 

A scene from the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of La Traviata. Photo: Robert Kusel.

February 12, 2016 Siegfried: The Singers’ Roundtable

Friday, February 12, 2016, 8-10 p.m. – "Siegfried: The Singers’ Roundtable"

The COC partners with the Toronto Wagner Society to present an opportunity to meet some of the world’s great Wagnerian singers who appear in the company’s production of Siegfried. The singers will share stories from their careers, reflect on Wagner’s music, and discuss what it takes to perform some of the most masterful and challenging music ever written.
Guests include tenor Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Mime), soprano Christine Goerke (Brünnhilde), baritone Alan Held (Wanderer), baritone Christopher Purves (Alberich), tenor Stefan Vinke (Siegfried), and, soprano Jacqueline Woodley (Forest Bird).

Location:  Arts and Letters Club, Great Hall, 14 Elm Street, Toronto (two streets north of Dundas subway station)

Tickets: Tickets: $20 cash at door (free for Toronto Wagner Society members)
Space is limited – reserve your tickets in advance by emailing: torontowagner@yahoo.com 

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April 14, 2016 CARMEN HIGHLIGHTS

  

Thursday, April 14, 2016. 12:15 p.m. AND 1:15 p.m. – Carmen Highlights

Location: Waterfall Stage, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto

For this FREE, lunch-time event, CBC Radio’s Brent Bambury introduces COC artists Aidan Ferguson (mezzo soprano), Karine Boucher (soprano), David Pomeroy (tenor) and Zachary Nelson (baritone), accompanied by Jennifer Szeto on piano as they perform arias, duets and ensembles from Bizet's perennially popular Carmen

Rinat Shaham as Carmen and Paul Gay as Escamillo in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Carmen, 2010. Photo: Michael Cooper

 


(l – r) Adam Luther and Peter Barrett at Opera Connect, First Canadian Place, April 4, 2013 
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