An exciting series of public events which connect you with the artists who make opera happen.
Friday, October 3, 2014. 12:15 p.m. AND 1:15 p.m. – Madama Butterfly
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 Karine Boucher (soprano), Andrew Haji (tenor) and Clarence Frazer (baritone), accompanied by Jenna Douglas on piano as they perform arias, duets and ensembles by one of opera's most popular composers, Giacomo Puccini.
Xiu Wei Sun in the Canadian Opera Company production of Madama Butterfly, 2003. Photo: Michael Cooper
Wednesday, May 6, 2015. 12:15 p.m. AND 1:15 p.m. – The Barber of Seville
For this FREE, lunch-time event, CBC Radio’s Brent Bambury introduces COC Ensemble artists Charlotte Burrage (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Haji (tenor) and Clarence Frazer (baritone), accompanied by Jennifer Szeto on piano as they perform arias and ensembles from Rossini's riotous romp, The Barber of Seville.
(l-r) Patrick Carfizzi as Dr. Bartolo and Nathan Gunn as Figaro in the Canadian Opera Company/Houston Grand Opera(HGO)/Opéra National de Bordeaux co-production of The Barber of Seville, 2011, HGO. Photo: Felix Sanchez
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2-4 p.m. – "The Music of Wagner's Ring and the Life-Cycle of an Audience"
New Zealand-based lecturer and Wagner expert Heath Lees’ DVD series, “Wagner’s Ring: A Tale Told in Music”, has been acclaimed worldwide as “quite simply the best account of the motivic architecture of The Ring”. Join Dr. Lees as he uses piano illustrations and filmed excerpts to show how resourcefully Wagner composed his score to achieve an over-arching, cyclic effect of birth, growth, maturity and death.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West (enter through Box Office doors at Queen and University Streets)
Tickets: Tickets: $20 cash at door (free for Toronto Wagner Society members)
Space is limited – reserve your tickets in advance: call 416-504-5883 or email email@example.com
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