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Artist Basics: Jane Archibald


Jane Archibald makes a welcome return to the Canadian Opera Company stage! From her first role with the COC as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos to playing the title role of 2012's Semele, this native Canadian seems to thrive on the new, the strong, and the individual. 


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Welcoming in the Newest Members of the COC Orchestra Academy!

The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy returns for a second year on January 12, 2015, this time welcoming five student musicians into the acclaimed COC Orchestra for an intense three-week period that offers them professional insight and experience in their pursuit of a career in an opera orchestra.

Led by COC Music Director Johannes Debus, the COC Orchestra Academy has been developed in collaboration with The Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. The five student players who join the Academy this year were selected from a pool of 14 musicians, from GGS and UofT, who auditioned for Debus and members of the COC Orchestra in November 2014: GGS double bassist Malcolm Armstrong, GGS cellist Tess Crowther, UofT violinist Eric Fujita, GGS violinist Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh and GGS violist Laurence Schaufele.


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Free Concert Series Highlights for January

Canadian Art Song Project in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre

Happy New Year! We're ringing in 2015 with concerts that celebrate the fresh, the new and the exciting this January. Whether it's the world premiere of a new work, exciting young artists or an emerging genre that you're hearing about for the first time, there is something for everyone this month in the Free Concert Series. But don't worry, there's still room for old favourites!


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