This November, the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw
Amphitheatre features an eclectic mix of concerts. From programs that
showcase vocal and chamber music gems, to unique genre-bending world
music and jazz, you will find concerts to move, inspire and entertain
you. Here are a few that you won't want to miss!
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by Meighan Szigeti, Associate Manager, Digital Marketing
With Falstaff wrapping up its wonderful run at the Four Seasons Centre, we thought we'd ask the members of the low brass section of the COC Orchestra - Charles Benaroya (Principal trombone), Ian Cowie (trombone), Herbert Poole (trombone), and Scott Irvine (tuba/cimbasso) - a bit about what's helping bring Verdi's very human, and humorous opera to life: the valve trombone!
(l-r: Johannes Debus, Musical Director; Charles Benaroya, Principal trombone; Ian Cowie, trombone;
Herbert Poole, bass trombone; and Scott Irvine, tuba/cimbasso.)
You might call Giuseppe Verdi obsessive when it came to the slightest detail, but it’s those small changes that truly bring out the mood that the composer was trying to achieve.
That’s where the valve trombone comes in.
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By Gianmarco Segato, Adult Programs Manager
For Episode 28, the “Decline and Fall” edition, we welcome back Alia Rosenstock, Associate Artist Manager with Dean Artists Management; Western Canadian opera presenter and journalist, Stephan Bonfield and, opera journalist Joseph So. Gianmarco Segato, the COC’s Adult Programs Manager is your host. It’s a new opera season, and along with it, we’re following a flurry of hot opera topics!
• Western Australia Opera cancels their Carmen citing concerns for their audience’s health – must be all that heavy onstage smoking!
• Why are all of European opera’s highest profile music directors quitting?
• In crisis once again, Rome Opera dismisses its orchestra and chorus…
• To leave or not to leave …our panel reveals their own secret walking out of a show stories!
Are you listening? Let us know your thoughts, opinions and suggestions by contacting us on our blog, Parlando, Facebook, Twitter (@CanadianOpera) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001