Get to Know LA BOHÈME Conductor Jordan de SouzaBy COC StaffPosted in 23/24 Season[READ MORE]
Our fall production of La Bohème will be conducted by Canadian maestro Jordan de Souza. Formerly staff conductor at Berlin’s Komische Oper, de Souza has been hailed by The New York Times as part of “the new generation leading Berlin’s classical music scene,” and we’re thrilled to welcome him back to the COC!
We asked him about returning to the city of his birth, the timeless appeal of Puccini’s music, and what excites him about the next generation of opera artists. Read on for his responses—and be sure to book your tickets to see him in action on the podium from October 6!
John Caird: Highlights of a Stage IconBy COC StaffPosted in 23/24 Season
Tony Award-winning director John Caird has been mounting critically acclaimed stage productions for half a century—from an 8 ½-hour adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby to the long-running smash hit Les Misérables and, most recently, a theatrical adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film Spirited Away.
This season, his beloved production of La Bohème returns to the COC stage where it opened in 2013. A perennial crowd-pleaser featuring Puccini’s soaring score, romantic set design, and unforgettable characters, it’s no surprise that this production remains a fan favourite!
Read on to discover just a few highlights from John Caird’s remarkable career—and be sure to book your tickets for La Bohème, opening at the Four Seasons Centre of the Performing Arts on October 6!
Get to Know the Cast of FIDELIOBy COC StaffPosted in 23/24 Season
Returning to the COC for the first time in nearly 15 years, Beethoven’s Fidelio appears at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this fall in a brand-new production from acclaimed director Matthew Ozawa.
When the courageous Leonore disguises herself as a male guard to enter the prison where she suspects her husband is being held as a political prisoner, she quickly discovers a world of abuse and oppression. Determined to save him before it’s too late, her actions inspire hope and strength among the other prisoners—creating a will for resistance and determination to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Read on to meet the cast of this Fall’s Fidelio!