Tatyana’s quiet existence is turned upside down with the arrival of the handsome and charismatic Onegin. Romantic fantasies burst into vivid reality, inspiring Tatyana’s famous letter, which Onegin arrogantly rejects. Years later, separated by time and circumstance, they are reunited for one final, explosive encounter.




Emperor Hadrian is devastated after his lover Antinous drowns in the Nile River. While matters of state encroach on his grief, and advisors clamour for war against a radical new threat to the Empire, Hadrian slips out of time to reencounter the vision and reality of Antinous—and learn the truth about what happened on the Nile.




COC Orchestra Led by Music Director Johannes Debus

The COC Orchestra is the oldest opera orchestra in Canada and has received worldwide acclaim.

COC Chorus Led by Price Family Chorus Master Chair Sandra Horst

The COC Chorus is made up of professional singers, some of whom have worked with the company for more than 20 years.

The COC Academy

The COC Academy includes training programs for young singers, coaches, instrumentalists and other opera professionals.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Inaugurated in 2006, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is the first building of its kind in Canada; a theatre built specifically for opera and ballet performances with the finest level of acoustics.

Alexander Neef General Director

German-born Alexander Neef, appointed General Director of the Canadian Opera Company in June 2008, has worked with some of the most prestigious arts organizations in the world.

Johannes Debus Music Director

Maestro Johannes Debus was appointed Music Director of the Canadian Opera Company in 2009, having already established himself in many of the great opera houses and festivals of Europe.

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