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    By COC Staff



    Live opera is back! As the winter creeps in, we are mere weeks away from our first in-person performance in nearly two years. Seats can be secured today by purchasing a subscription package, while single opera tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, January 11! In addition to Madama Butterfly, La Traviata, and The Magic Flute, two new productions are set to go on-sale: Fantasma and The Queen In Me, both performed at the Canadian Opera Company Theatre (COCT) at 227 Front St. East in Toronto!

    Throughout the pandemic, we have been hard at work revitalizing our administrative and rehearsal space into a fresh new venue for expanded programming. As a unique stage for new and experimental works, we believe the COCT can help serve as a catalyst for storytelling and artistic expression that reflects and engages the many communities making up the GTA and Canada.

    Read on to learn all about the fascinating new works coming to this exciting venue!


    Fantasma
    by Ian Cusson and Colleen Murphy 
    March 9, 10, 12, and 13

    Former COC Composer-in-Residence Ian Cusson returns to thrill audiences with the world premiere of Fantasma, the tale of best friends Léa and Ivy, who together stumble upon a dark secret at an old-fashioned family carnival. Sung in English and set in contemporary times, this production is highly recommended for young adults, and offers a great introduction to opera as a living, breathing contemporary form of cultural expression. 


    The Queen in Me
    by Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野
    June 2, 3, and 4

    Another world premiere hits the COCT stage in June with interdisciplinary creator-performer Teiya Kasahara’s The Queen in Me. Exploring the constraints of conventional opera and their reliance on gender and sex stereotypes, this production shatters traditional expectations of demure muses and femme fatales by turning opera entirely on its head. We recommend this work for audiences both new and familiar to opera, as Kasahara tackles the canon with vital new perspectives.


    The COC team is thrilled to share in-person opera with our audiences in 2022 and beyond! We are dedicated to making this return a safe and accessible one for all. As we gear up for opening day, make sure to check our Ticket Policies and Venue Information pages for the most up-to-date information regarding health and safety protocols, as well as any other updates on our ticketing process.



    We look forward to opening both sets of opera house doors this winter! Secure your seats today with one of our two subscription packages, or sign up for eOpera to get ahead of the public on-sale and enjoy early access to single tickets.

    Posted in A Season Like No Other

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