Parlando: The COC Blog

6/23/2016

Creating an Opera in a Grade 1/2 Toronto Classroom

  

BY VEENA GUPTA, GRADE 1/2 TEACHER AT HURON STREET JUNIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL

For the past eight weeks, the COC Education and Outreach department has been working with grade 1 and 2 students at Huron Street Junior Public School to create their own opera, from scratch! In this post, teacher Veena Gupta describes the beginning of the opera, from writing the story to composing with COC artist educator Cathy Nosaty. The class performs their opera next week for an audience of friends and family.

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6/10/2016

Honeybee Update


 

It's suddenly summer in Toronto, and the COC's honeybees were recently returned to the roof of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts by beekeeper Fred Davis, after being wrapped up well in their winter quarters. Fred reports that the hives did really well over the winter, with the loss of only one hive, which is really good. Five full hives and two smaller ones will be active on the roof under the guidance of Fred and his two assistants, Catherine Jordan and Vivien Wong.

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5/26/2016

The Opera That Changed My Life: Call for Submissions

Did a particular opera or operatic experience change your life? Tell us how and why and we’ll post your stories on our blog! 

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

 

 

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