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COC Holiday Gift Guide, 2013

New at the COC Opera Shop: I heart COC mugs and pens

It's almost the holidays! Are you still stumped for a gift for that opera afficionado in your life? Or maybe a gift for yourself? We have a few suggestions...

1. Give the gift of opera!
Our winter operas offer a great contrast in content and musical styles. Così fan tutte is a charming Mozart rom-com about young love and temptation, and A Masked Ball offers a Verdi tale about forbidden passion, unrequited love and political intrigue. But whatever your heart desires, you can purchase tickets online or let your loved one choose their own night with a gift certificate

A preliminary sketch of the COC's upcoming production of Cosi fan tutte by Debra Hansen


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The Stage is Set: Toy Theatres at the Opera Shop

By Michelle Hwu, Retail Co-ordinator

This spring at the Opera Shop at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, we're very excited to have a special selection of toy theatres from Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop in England: one being a presentation of Le nozze di Figaro, and the other being Cinderella. Internationally renowned for their whimsical toy theatres, Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop has been widening children's imaginations since the 1880s when the brand was founded by its namesake in London's Covent Garden.


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New Winter Jewellery at the Opera Shop

Alice Chik

When you come to watch La clemenza di Tito and Tristan und Isolde this winter, be sure to visit the Opera Shop. Every season we feature a different collection of jewellery designed by Canadian artisans. The perfect place to find that Valentine's Day gift, perhaps? To give you a preview on the pieces available this winter, Michelle Hwu, our retail co-ordinator, spoke with Jon Klar, Alice Chik, Diandra Guglielmello (of Liel and Lentz) and Ayana Fishman (of TwoA) about their designs.


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



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