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  • Meet the 'Other' Tenants of Our Opera House

    By Alfred Caron

    The Four Seasons Centre is a big operation. That’s what my background is in, big operations like restaurants, hotels, golf courses. I was part of the opening team at Roy Thomson Hall, and was executive director of the CN Tower for five years.

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    Posted in COC News
  • Farewell to Nina Draganić

    By Dorian Cox

    Next month one of the COC’s longest-serving team members, Nina Draganić, will be embarking on a new chapter and moving on from her role as Director of the COC Academy. In celebrating her leadership, we wanted to specifically highlight the incredible work and passion she has brought to launching and growing an extraordinary arts initiative, the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.

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    Posted in COC News
  • Opera and the Body

    By Jennifer Swan
    Jennifer Swan

    We all breathe! Most of us do this automatically, hundreds of times a day, without thinking about it. In some cases, there are reasons to work on breath and breathing more intentionally; the tremendous power and amplification that singing opera requires is one of those cases. In my work with the COC Ensemble Studio, I assess the mechanics of breath and breath management, and the physical patterns that help or hinder sound production in the singers. Put simply, I help them maximize air and the efficiency of air as they produce the incredible sounds we all admire so much!

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    Posted in Ensemble Studio

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