• Julie McIsaac Named COC's First Director/Dramaturg-in-Residence

    By COC Staff

    Canadian stage director Julie McIsaac has been selected as the inaugural Director/Dramaturg-in-Residence with the Canadian Opera Company. The year-long residency is the newest addition to the COC Academy, the company’s professional development program for young opera artists, creators, and administrators.

    Posted in COC Academy
  • Liz Upchurch on 20 Years with the Ensemble Studio

    By Liz Upchurch

    Liz Upchurch has led the COC Ensemble Studio for a remarkable 20 years, helping to establish it as one of the world’s leading training programs for young opera artists. She has shepherded an entire generation of singers and coaches through the program, which has continued to evolve and grow as a result of her guidance. Recently, Liz was honoured with an Opera Canada Award for her outstanding contributions to the Canadian opera community. In this edition of NOTES, Liz recounts her journey to Canada and how she came to became one of the COC’s most recognizable and respected figures.

    Posted in Ensemble Studio
  • Circle of Artists: Rebecca Cuddy

    By COC Staff

    Over the next several months, the Canadian Opera Company will be highlighting members from our Circle of Artists initiative — an advisory body that is sparking conversation around institutional change at the COC and speaking directly to decision-makers to shape commitments that will support Indigenous communities with relationships based on reciprocity, caring, and mutual respect.

    Circle of Artists: Spotlight on Rebecca Cuddy


    Posted in Circle of Artists

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