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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FOUR RISING ARTISTS TO JOIN COC’S ENSEMBLE STUDIO FOR 2022/2023 SEASONBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – The COC Ensemble Studio welcomes four new artists for the company’s 2022/2023 season: soprano Ariane Cossette, mezzo-sopranos Queen Hezumuryango and Alex Hetherington, and pianist Brian Cho. The four officially join the highly specialized development program for Canadian opera professionals this August, alongside returning sopranos Charlotte Siegel and Midori Marsh, baritone Jonah Spungin, bass-baritone Alex Halliday, and pianist Vladimir Soloviev.
THE QUEEN IN ME RECLAIMS SPACE ON STAGE, IMAGINES NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR THE ART OF OPERABy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Boundary-pushing co-production unites the Canadian Opera Company, Amplified Opera, Nightwood Theatre, and Theatre Gargantua
Toronto - Combining comedy, opera, and plenty of drama, The Queen In Me explores the many ways that race, gender, and sexuality are represented, and often policed, in the opera industry. The co-production from the Canadian Opera Company, Amplified Opera, Nightwood Theatre, and Theatre Gargantua was created by and stars interdisciplinary artist Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野. The production will be featured as a Major Cultural Event as part of Toronto Pride 2022; events produced for this program will be showcased by Pride Toronto, strengthening each participating cultural organization’s support of the 2SLGBTQ+ community while diversifying the array of events available to the community through the month of June. The Queen In Me runs for three performances on June 2, 3, and 4, 2022 at the Canadian Opera Company Theatre at 227 Front St. E.
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY PRESENTS OPERA OF ALL SCALES WITH 2022/2023 PROGRAMMINGBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Season includes a chilling new production of Macbeth starring Sondra Radvanovsky
Toronto – Three fan favourites, two riveting dramas, a new production of Verdi’s Macbeth, and an exciting co-production with Vancouver Opera headline the Canadian Opera Company’s 2022/2023 programming. This will be the company’s first full season of in-person opera since the start of the pandemic, with productions that explore storytelling of all scopes and perspectives.