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!
Get to Know the Cast of LA BOHÈMEBy COC StaffPosted in 23/24 Season
Charting the shifting fortunes of two impoverished couples in 19th-century Paris, Puccini’s La Bohème is widely adored for its beautiful melodies and romantic storyline. This fall, our signature production, directed by Tony Award-winner John Caird, once again evokes the romance of bohemian Paris in all of its gritty glory.
Starring real-life married couple, soprano Amina Edris and tenor Pene Pati as the tragic lovers, this production features a new wave of international, award-winning opera singers. Read on to meet them!