This week on The Opera That Changed My Life, our contributor discusses two distinct operatic experiences in his life—nearly 70 years apart! We also learn about the importance of memorable recordings, and not just live performance, to the development of a true opera lover.
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As the summer of 2016 officially came to a close last week, the staff of the COC have been reminiscing about our various opera-themed journeys over the past few months. Enjoy a selection of photos and descriptions from our staff travelling abroad!
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The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre takes place in one of Toronto's most breathtaking and intimate spaces. The diverse city that inspires and unites us is the ever-changing backdrop seen from the beautiful Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, where artists from around the world share their talent and passion in six series: vocal, chamber, world music, piano, dance, and jazz.
From September to June, you can discover exciting artists, both established and emerging, and experience the joy of live performance in an incredible variety of genres—and it's all free! Below is a small sample of what our 2016/2017 season has to offer.
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001