Welcome to the Canadian Opera Company Media Centre. It contains resources for the media including media releases and downloadable photos of COC leadership and productions for publication where relevant. The images are available to members of the media for print and online promotion of the Canadian Opera Company and its events only.
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Avril Sequeira, Director of Public Relations
Davin Leivonen-Fok, Public Relations Assistant
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY CANCELS IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES OF PUCCINI’S MADAMA BUTTERFLYBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto - Given a continued surge of Omicron transmission across Ontario, the Canadian Opera Company is cancelling all live-audience performances of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. The production had been slated to run from February 4 - 25, 2022 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, but will now be made available as a free digital presentation to current 2021/2022 COC subscription holders who are continuing to support Canadian opera through the donation, exchange, or credit of tickets.
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY LAUNCHES LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT COMMISSIONING PROGRAMBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Métis mezzo-soprano Rebecca Cuddy named as inaugural artist collaborator
Toronto – In tandem with the company’s 2022 digital and in-person programming, the Canadian Opera Company is proud to announce a collaborative new approach to land acknowledgment. In commissioning Indigenous artists to co-create a visual land acknowledgement and artist statement together with a COC staff member, the program invites each participant to bring their own personal perspectives and relationships to the work, as well as reflections on the cultural moment and the COC’s artistic season.
COC CELEBRATES NEW LEADERSHIP, NEW AUDIENCES, AND NEW DIGITAL PROGRAMMING IN 2020/2021 SEASONBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s 2020/2021 season welcomed a new era of leadership, united audiences around the world through a broad range of digital experiences, and saw significant investments in the future of Canadian opera, as reported today at the COC’s Annual General Meeting by COC Board Chair Jonathan Morgan and COC General Director Perryn Leech.