• First Listen: The Music of HADRIAN

    By COC Staff

    Johannes Debus and the COC Orchestra

    Our subscribers were the first to hear this excerpt live at our Behind the Season event back in March and now we're bringing the sounds of Rufus Wainwright's new opera to the people.

    Maestro Johannes Debus conducts this excerpt, called "Entr'acte" ("Between the Acts"), and offers his play-by-play in written annotations. The magnificent COC Orchestra performs. 

    Hadrian Watch Party
    with special guests Rufus Wainwright, Daniel MacIvor, and Peter Hinton
    August 10 at 6:30 p.m. ET

    Watch a free stream of the full opera with composer Rufus Wainwright, librettist Daniel MacIvor, and director Peter Hinton, who will participate in a live Q&A after the performance.

    Attendance is free but advance registration required.


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    Dramatically Roman: The Costumes of Hadrian | “They’re definitely Roman-inspired,” says award-winning Canadian designer Gillian Gallow...

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    Photo: Gaetz Photography

    Posted in 18/19


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