• Your COC1819 Summer Reading List

    By Nikita Gourski

    This summer, whether you’re lounging in a Muskoka chair or jostling for space on the TTC, here’s a radical idea: put down the phone, unplug, and crack open a great book. (Reading! Remember that?) We’ve prepared a list of excellent reads that will also get you ready for COC1819, featuring titles that inspired the operas of our upcoming season.

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    Posted in 18/19
  • GUEST POST: TIFF's Piers Handling shares his top films for opera lovers

    By Piers Handling



    Just like seeing an on-stage performance, nothing replaces the experience of seeing a film on the big screen. This summer at TIFF Bell Lightbox, our TIFF Cinematheque programme will delight opera lovers as we transport you to the canals of Venice and the island of Capri, whisk you off to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, and revisit some of the glamour of old Hollywood.

    We will feature a slate of fascinating guests, onstage conversations, and special events.

    Here are five titles playing at the Lightbox this summer that you need to see on the big screen. And just in case you can’t join us, take the pledge to visit the TIFF Cinematheque. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

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    Posted in Guest Posts
  • Unleashing the Artist Within

    By COC Staff

    Our Scotiabank Summer Opera Camps are back, running throughout July. Over the course of one fun-filled week, kids and teens will be inspired to discover new interests, build confidence, and have lots of fun while creating and performing their own opera.

    We spoke to former camper Henna Mun, an aspiring singer studying music at McGill University, who is returning as a program assistant after two years of opera camp magic.

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    Posted in Education

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