- Complimentary backstage tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
- Access to special perks and discounts during our 2020/2021 Monumental season
Please note that Parsifal has been rescheduled to the fall of our 2022/2023 season.
More than 100 voices.
An orchestra of 110 musicians, led by COC Music Director Johannes Debus.
Breathtaking special effects, elaborate video designs, and massive set changes.
For the first time ever, Parsifal is coming to the COC thanks to a Canada-wide effort by passionate arts supporters and opera fans, who have already committed nearly $1 million towards this monumental project.
It is a work that forever altered the horizon of musical expression in opera and beyond, influencing generations of composers. With its evocative symbolism, richly layered musical score, and nearly six-hour runtime, Parsifal remains the most vivid example of Wagner’s life-long project to elevate opera into a new kind of theatre that connects spirituality, storytelling, and myth.
To experience it is to enlarge our sense of what is possible in opera.
To pull off a production this immense requires extraordinary commitment and collaboration among singers, instrumentalists, technical crews, backstage teams, and creative talent. But it also, of course, would not be possible without you, our supporters.
Since this is a special campaign above and beyond our usual fundraising, Monumental Campaign donors will receive extra recognition and opportunities to enhance their Parsifal experience.
Supporters will be able to enjoy their benefits when Parsifal is performed in our 2022/2023 season.
“Rings with ceremonial grandeur…[an opera that can] massage away the knots of everyday existence [and] overwhelm the skeptic”
"A powerful, personal Parisfal that managed to update and universalize the drama in a single stroke."
This production is a Canadian-led collaboration between the COC, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the Opéra National de Lyon in France. It is directed by François Girard whose highly successful production of Wagner’s Siegfried was part of the COC’s Ring Cycle.