Announcing the 2019 Orchestra AcademyBy COC StaffPosted in COC Academy
The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy welcomes five student musicians to join its sixth annual training intensive, taking place January 6 – 26, 2019. Led by COC Music Director Johannes Debus, and in collaboration with The Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Schulich School of Music of McGill University and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, the program offers its student musicians one-on-one mentorship and practical experience in their pursuit of a career in an opera orchestra.[READ MORE]
Update: La Reine-Garçon Moves Ahead with Composer Julien BilodeauBy COC StaffPosted in New Commissions
La Reine-Garçon, first announced in 2015, is moving forward as a co-commission with the Opéra de Montréal – the first mainstage collaboration of its kind between the two major Canadian opera companies; at its helm are two exceptional Canadian artists: Julien Bilodeau as composer and Michel Marc Bouchard as librettist.
COC Announces New Commission: The Old FoolsBy COC StaffPosted in New Commissions
The Canadian Opera Company announced today a new mainstage commission: The Old Fools by celebrated Montreal-based composer Ana Sokolović and seasoned British librettist Paul Bentley. This opera in two acts was inspired by “The Old Fools” by renowned English poet Philip Larkin.
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