The Canadian Opera Company's popular Inside Opera video series is back, this time with a look at our first production of the 2013/2014 season, Puccini's romantic classic, La Bohème!
Watch the video below and join costume and set designer David Farley behind the scenes as he tours the COC's wigs and costume departments and works with our staff to get just the right fit for our cast in this new production.
Don't forget to catch up with our first Inside Opera video from this season, which features an interview with costume and set designer David Farley as he introduces the COC's scene shop and showcases the sets and props of La Bohème.
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By Gianmarco Segato, Adult Programs Manager
For Episode 17, the “Please, no more old, tired opera clichés” edition, we welcome back opera journalists Joseph So and Paula Citron; Western Canadian opera presenter and journalist Stephan Bonfield, and opera blogger John Gilks. Gianmarco Segato, the COC’s Adult Programs Manager, is your host.
Several opera stories have gone “viral” recently – here’s our contribution to the lively conversation:
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By Jennifer Pugsley, Media Relations Manager
Clarence Frazer (Publio) and Emily D'Angelo (Annio) posing before their COSI performance of La clemenza di Tito.
The COC welcomed new Ensemble Studio member baritone Clarence Frazer last week as the training program started up for the 2013/2014 season. He, like fellow Ensemble Studio newcomer Danielle MacMillan, spent part of June and much of July in Sulmona, Italy, attending the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI), before heading out to the family cottage in Muskoka, ON. Since fall is so close at hand, we wanted to get one more dose of summer by hearing about Clarence’s time away.
Danielle shared with us a little bit of what COSI is and what one does when attending the program. How would you describe it?
The COSI experience is rich in operatic training and performances, with immersion in Italian life and Italian language classes. Internationally renowned faculty in operatic performance, voice and piano teaching and coaching, dramatic coaching, bodywork, and lyric Italian converge with advanced singers and pianists to create wonderful performances in beautiful Italian venues.
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001