It's Valentine's Day on Friday! Last year we asked you to name your favourite romantic arias and duets, but this year we want something different. Who is your favourite opera couple? Do they have a great relationship? A toxic one? Are they a power couple or is their love unrequited?
Don't forget that you can celebrate Valentine's Day at the Four Seasons Centre with a special P.J. Bundy trunk show in the Opera Shop on Friday, and if you buy full-priced tickets to A Masked Ball on February 14 and 16, you can enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly and a chocolate treat!
Until then, read our answers below!
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If you enjoyed the mainstage production of the Canadian Opera Company's Così fan tutte, or want to catch a sneak preview of the extraordinary talent on display, February is the month to head on down to the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. Hear three renowned artists from the mainstage cast of Così fan tutte in an intimate concert setting and all for free!
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This winter, conductor Stephen Lord returns to the COC to conduct Verdi's A Masked Ball. The veteran conductor (one of only four conductors recently named by Opera News as being among the 25 most powerful names in U.S. opera!) recently led the COC Orchestra with our 2013 production of Lucia di Lammermoor, and prior to that, our 1998 Norma.
Our latest Inside Opera video for Verdi's A Masked Ball features a day in the life of conductor Stephen Lord. Does a maestro have an office? What happens when he steps into the rehearsal hall? What is an orchestral reading? All these questions and more are answered in the video below!
A Masked Ball runs from February 2 to 22 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001