• A Message from COC General Director Alexander Neef

    By Alexander Neef


    I came to the Canadian Opera Company in 2008 from France, where I was the head of casting at the Paris Opera.

    Flying into Toronto, I remember a sense of extraordinary excitement about opera in this city. Seeing its landscape of glassy skyscrapers, I knew I was embarking on an exciting new phase in my artistic career in a place that welcomed and celebrated opera’s provocative, empowering storytelling.

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  • How We Made An Opera In Just Five Days

    By COC Staff

    If you told a production team that they had just five days to compose, design, build and rehearse a world premiere opera – complete with costumes and sets – they’d run for the hills. But for the 24 participants, ages 8 – 10, in the COC’s Summer Opera Camps Junior Company, it’s just another week at camp.

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  • COC General Director Alexander Neef Appointed Next General Director of Opéra national de Paris

    By COC Staff
    Alexander Neef
    Today, Canadian Opera Company General Director Alexander Neef has been named the next General Director of Opéra national de Paris, starting in their 2021/2022 season.

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