Parlando: The COC Blog


Are YOU the next Canadian Opera Star?

 One of the most beloved jewels in the COC crown is the COC Ensemble Studio: Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals. Founded in 1980 with a generous continuing grant from Imperial Oil Limited and with assistance from the Government of Canada, the Ensemble Studio provides advanced instruction, hands-on experience, and the practical career development skills necessary to succeed as a self-employed artist in a highly competitive international environment.



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Season Preview: Pyramus and Thisbe

One of the most anticipated shows of our 2015/2016 season is our new production of Pyramus and Thisbe (2010), written by Canadian composer Barbara Monk Feldman. This triple-bill opera combines both a the new work by Barbara Monk Feldman with Claudio Monteverdi's Baroque classics Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and Lamento D'Arianna to give new life the classic tale of star-crossed lovers. Check out the video below for an exclusive peek into what's to come.


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The COC Remembers: Jon Vickers


The Canadian Opera Company was saddened to learn of the recent passing of acclaimed Canadian tenor Jon Vickers.


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