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8/26/2016

The Opera That Changed My Life: A Handel Moment in Canada

 

As we continue closer to the opening of the 2016/2017 season, we have a story of how Handel's Rinaldo on CBC Radio’s Saturday Afternoon at the Opera made COC Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato a true blue opera aficionado. 


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8/18/2016

The Opera That Changed My Life: Anticipating Norma

 

In anticipation of the 2016/2017 season (and with single tickets going on sale this Monday!), we're looking at a special memory of Norma that was part of a very exciting weekend at the Met! 


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8/11/2016

The Opera That Changed My Life: Feeling Emotional

One of the most amazing abilities of opera is allowing the listener to feel waves of emotion, many times without understanding the language being used. Our contributors this week experienced something truly amazing during their stories, and we felt it was only right to share them with you. 


AGNES OROSZ

I am a long time subscriber to the COC and have had many wonderful experiences attending the COC’s ever-higher quality programming. However, there is one event which stands out in the recent past, and one which I would like to share...

DIANE VISENTIN

I have been a COC subscriber since forever, it seems, but I was a most reluctant opera-goer for many seasons. In the 1980's, however, I saw Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites on the stage of the horrendous O'Keefe Centre and finally understood the power of this most sublime art...

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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001

 

 

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