• Director Joel Ivany on the Family Roots of Hansel & Gretel

    By Joel Ivany

    Hansel and Gretel has family ties all over it. It’s the story of a family; a brother and sister, their parents and the house where they all live. The origins of the story also include family as two brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, wrote the original back in 1812. Another set of siblings, Adelheid Wette and Engelbert Humperdinck, took the Grimm story and turned it into an opera that premiered in 1893.

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    Posted in 19/20
  • New Year, New Art

    By COC Staff

    Starting mid-January, visitors to the COC’s beautiful opera house are going to notice one very large addition to the space: a brand new sculpture, titled Daedalus and Icarus by Canadian artist William McElcheran.
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    Posted in Four Seasons Centre
  • Your Guide to Rossini's The Barber of Seville

    By COC Staff

    There’s a reason this comedy has stood the test of time! The Barber of Seville is an infectious comic opera with genuine laughs. Rooted in the commedia dell’arte street theatre tradition, with zany stock characters and over-the-top scenarios, the addition of carnival and circus traditions adds a lot of extra fun!
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    Posted in 19/20

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