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.
For general inquiries, including interview requests, please contact:
Avril Sequeira, Director of Public Relations
Davin Leivonen-Fok, Public Relations Assistant
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S FINE WINE AUCTION GOES DIGITALBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – For the first time ever, the Canadian Opera Company’s Fine Wine Auction will take place entirely online, in partnership with Iron Gate Auctions. From April 19 – 23, 2021, wine lovers from across the country will have the opportunity to bid on some of the world’s finest vintages, with all proceeds from the annual fundraiser going directly to the company’s Ensemble Studio training program for emerging artists. Through adaptations to virtual collaboration and coaching, the COC has continued to provide Canada’s top young talent with the mentorship, support, and creative opportunities needed to thrive, during the pandemic and beyond.
EXPLORE NEW OPERA THIS SPRING AT THE COCBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
April Break programming for youth shines a light on career paths in the arts
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company invites students, ages 12-18, to see what a career in the performing arts could look like, through a new digital program slated to run during Ontario’s April Break for schools. Spring Break at the COC: Exploring New Opera offers five days of live webinars from April 12 – April 16, with daily sessions taking place from 2 – 3 p.m. ET.
NEW FUNDING ANNOUNCED FOR THE DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE ENHANCEMENTS PROJECT AT THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANYBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto - In an announcement made this morning by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canadian Opera Company will receive $644,372 in crucial funding provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund toward the Digital Infrastructure Enhancements Project at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The infrastructure plan, developed in partnership with The National Ballet of Canada, aims to implement a range of digital upgrades to the opera house, significantly boosting both organizations' recording and broadcast capabilities in the immediate, as well as helping to improve both community and global access to Canadian artistry and other community programming showcased in the space.