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10 Things to Know: Don Giovanni

By Nikita Gourski

As if you needed another reason: we've listed the Top 10 reasons why you can't miss Don Giovanni, a new COC collaboration with some of our prestigious peers, including Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Bolshoi Theatre, and Teatro Real Madrid.

1. it's the Opera of operas 

Musicians and music-lovers often refer to Don Giovanni as the “opera of operas.” Find out why by listening to excerpts from the stunning, genre-melding masterpiece in the Don Giovanni Listening Guide


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The 2015/2016 Season Launch


The official 2015/2016 Canadian Opera Company season has been released! This season features new productions of La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, and Maometto II; the world premiere of a Canadian opera, Pyramus and Thisbe; and the return of beloved favourites Siegfried and Carmen.

Follow along as we look back at the weeks leading up to the season reveal and the events that transpired at the subscriber-exclusive season launch event through videos, tweets, and instagrams in our latest Storify! 


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Artist Basics: Jane Archibald


Jane Archibald makes a welcome return to the Canadian Opera Company stage! From her first role with the COC as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos to playing the title role of 2012's Semele, this native Canadian seems to thrive on the new, the strong, and the individual. 


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