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12/8/2014

Artist Basics: Russell Braun



2014/2015 marks quite a season for Russell Braun! The Toronto-based, internationally acclaimed baritone performed a full summer of concerts and recitals across North America and Europe, then made his role debut as Ford in the COC's production of Falstaff in the fall – and now he takes on Mozart’s legendary womanizer, Don Giovanni. 

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12/2/2014

Free Concert Series Highlights for December

Ballet Jorgen in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre

The weather outside is certainly frightful, but our concerts this December are absolutely delightful! Make your way to Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre this month for some performances that will fill you with festive cheer. 

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12/1/2014

In Tribute

 

The COC is saddened to learn that Brian Macdonald, one of Canada’s pre-eminent theatre and opera directors, passed away over the weekend. Although Brian directed the COC’s 1991 production of La Traviata, he was best-known to COC audiences for his classic production of Madama Butterfly first created for the COC in 1990. 

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