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Free Concert Series Highlights in February

Tracy Dahl and Thomas Allen

If you enjoyed the mainstage production of the Canadian Opera Company's Così fan tutte, or want to catch a sneak preview of the extraordinary talent on display, February is the month to head on down to the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. Hear three renowned artists from the mainstage cast of Così fan tutte in an intimate concert setting and all for free!


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Inside Opera: Rehearsing A Masked Ball with Conductor Stephen Lord

Rehearsing A Masked Ball with conductor Stephen Lord

This winter, conductor Stephen Lord returns to the COC to conduct Verdi's A Masked Ball. The veteran conductor (one of only four conductors recently named by Opera News as being among the 25 most powerful names in U.S. opera!) recently led the COC Orchestra with our 2013 production of Lucia di Lammermoor, and prior to that, our 1998 Norma.

Our latest Inside Opera video for Verdi's A Masked Ball features a day in the life of conductor Stephen Lord. Does a maestro have an office? What happens when he steps into the rehearsal hall? What is an orchestral reading? All these questions and more are answered in the video below!


A Masked Ball runs from February 2 to 22 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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A special Ensemble Studio performance of Così fan tutte!

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