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The Big COC Podcast - Episode Eight - State of the Nations

For Episode 8, “State of the Nations”, we welcome back Opera Canada magazine’s editor, Wayne Gooding; opera blogger and journalist John Gilks as well as Claire Morley, the COC’s Communications Assistant. Gianmarco Segato, the COC’s Adult Programs Manager, is your host.

Our panel looks at the COC’s recently announced 2013-2014 season, and opinions are fired up by Sir Peter Jonas’s recent survey of the current German opera scene in the January issue of Opera. Spurred on by a recent conversation on operaramblings, we tackle the often polarizing views of opera sung in translation and then lighten things up with our favourite seat-jumping tales, inspired by an interesting Twitter conversation.

To end the podcast, we offer up our monthly list of favourite historic recordings, DVDs, and YouTube clips.


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



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