By Gianmarco Segato, Adult Programs Manager
For Episode 15, the “Tweet seats – "Absolutely not!"” edition, we welcome back Opera Canada editor Wayne Gooding, opera journalist Joseph So, as well as arts journalist Paula Citron. For the first time, COC Ensemble Studio graduate soprano Simone Osborne joins the chat. Gianmarco Segato, the COC’s Adult Programs Manager, is your host.
It’s the opera “silly season,” but we still managed to find some hot topics to discuss:
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By Alexander Neef, General Director
In my last post I mentioned that I was off to Europe for a few weeks – a combination of vacation (visiting my family) and work.
As much as I look forward to seeing old friends and colleagues as well as meeting new ones, I don’t especially like spending so much time in airports and on planes, so I try to make it as useful as possible. Between trips, I collect articles, documents, resumes – all kinds of reading material – and it is my “next time I’m on a plane for a long time” pile. I am never without a stack ready to go. It’s daunting, but at least I know I have some dedicated time to get it done.
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Happy almost-Canada Day! To celebrate our nation's 146th birthday, we're highlighting all of the talented Canadian artists you will find this fall in our mainstage productions of Puccini's La Bohème and Britten's Peter Grimes. The list includes some familiar faces, several COC Ensemble Studio graduates and some highly anticipated COC debuts.
CANADIANS IN LA BOHÈME
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001