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Centre Stage

On November 25, 2014, the Canadian Opera Company presents its annual fundraising gala event, Centre Stage: an evening dedicated to the discovery and celebration of young opera talent with an exhilarating competitive showcase of singers. Seven vocal finalists, chosen following preliminary auditions in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and New York City for the COC Ensemble Studio – Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals –  will be competing for cash prizes ranging from $1500 to $5000.


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By Claudine Domingue, Director of Public Relations

This Remembrance Day, we take a moment to salute those who were involved in the war effort during the Second World War and joined the fledging Canadian Opera Company as singers in its nascent years.


Glenn Gardiner as John Sorel, Nellie Smith as Mother, and Theresa Gray as Magda Sorel in The Consul. Photo credit: Alex Gray, 1954


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Free Concert Series Highlights for November

Eliana Cuevas Quintet in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre

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