Parlando: The COC Blog

3/16/2012

After School Opera Program: Clownin' Around

[This is a guest post by the COC's public relations intern, Alexandra Hong]

Last week was the world premiere of the mini-opera Clownin’ Around. Created by Dean Burry and presented by the participants in the COC’s After School Opera Program, the opera follows a group of clowns who decide one day to get “real jobs.” The result is a hilarious exploration of what would happen if clowns became doctors or policemen. After exploring these jobs with no success, the clowns discover that they are really best at being themselves – clowns.  

Check out some of the photos from the Thursday performance at the COC’s Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre. I was lucky to get a peek backstage and watched the performers put on make-up and costumes, and then warm-up before the show.

We may have some future opera stars here! And, a reminder: there are still some spots left for the spring term, which begins March 29.

Photos © Canadian Opera Company, 2012.

Posted by Alexandra Hong / in Education / comments (0) / permalink


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