• SALOME Inspires New Film from Atom Egoyan

    By COC Staff


    Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout, Mank, Les Misérables) is set to star in Seven Veils, a new feature film from acclaimed filmmaker Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Sweet Hereafter, Remember) and Rhombus Media.

    Seyfried plays Jeanine, an earnest theatre director, who has been given the daunting task of remounting her former mentor’s most famous work, the opera Salome. Filming is set to begin next week in Toronto.



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    Posted in 22/23 Season
  • This Month in Free Concert Series: February

    By COC Staff


    Join us for another exciting month of Free Concert Series performances!

    Our seven unique concerts include stars from our winter productions of The Marriage of Figaro and Salome, artists from the COC Ensemble Studio and COC Orchestra, and more! Read on for our highlights.



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    Posted in 22/23 Season
  • Meet SALOME Shadow Designer Clea Minaker

    By COC Staff


    Opening February 3, Richard Strauss’ Salome brings its timeless thrills to the COC stage for the first time since 2013! Under the direction of Atom Egoyan, the show fuses opera, theatre, dance, shadow puppetry and film into a mesmerizing visual spectacle, punctuated by Strauss’ groundbreaking score. Puppetry artist and interdisciplinary creator Clea Minaker returns to the show—a key creative talent first recruited by Egoyan after witnessing her shadow puppetry at a Feist concert—“I was excited by her work and loved what she was able to do with storytelling in a very childlike yet immediately identifiable way.”

    We asked Clea about her Salome reunion, the place of shadow puppetry in theatre, and what to expect from this year’s staging. Read on to hear from the artist herself!



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    Posted in 22/23 Season

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