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Avril Sequeira, Director of Public Relations
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416-306-2387

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PRESS RELEASES

  • MEDIA KIT: CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S IN-PERSON WINTER AND SPRING PROGRAMMING

    By Public Relations

    Read the PDF version here.

    AT-A-GLANCE

    Madama Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini
    February 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 25, 2022
    Sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM
    A Canadian Opera Company production

    When young Cio-Cio-San’s life in Nagasaki collides with American naval officer Pinkerton, the devastating consequences that follow gives rise to one of Puccini’s most powerful and unforgettable operas. Madama Butterfly explores the journey to womanhood and impossible choices facing a young woman caught between cultures.

    Please note: several roles are still being finalized for this production.

    Cast and Creative Team

     

    Cio-Cio San

    Eri Nakamura

    Pinkerton

    Stephen Costello

    Suzuki

    Guang Yang

    Sharpless

    Adrian Timpau

    Goro

    Julius Ahn

    Prince Yamadori

    SeungHyeon Baek

    Kate Pinkerton

    Jamie Groote

    Conductor

    Keri-Lynn Wilson

    Original Director

    Brian Macdonald

    Revival Director

    Aria Umezawa

    Set and Costume Designer

    Susan Benson

    Original Lighting Designer

    Michael Whitfield

    Revival Lighting Designer

    Davida Tkach

    Price Family Chorus Master

    Sandra Horst

    With the COC Orchestra

     


    La Traviata
    , by Giuseppe Verdi
    April 23, May 1, 3, 7, 12, 18, 20, 2022
    Sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM
    A Canadian Opera Company production, Co-production with Houston Grand Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago

    One of Verdi's most celebrated and popular operas, La Traviata features show-stopping arias and riveting drama. The COC’s acclaimed production brings 1850s Paris to lavish life with spectacular party scenes, gorgeous period costumes, and moving moments of love and heartbreak.

    Cast and Creative Team

     

    Violetta Valéry

    Amina Edris

    Alfredo Germont

    Matthew Polenzani

    Giorgio Germont

    Simone Piazzola

    Flora Bervoix

    Jamie Groote

    Marquis d’Obigny

    Jonah Spungin

    Baron Duphol

    Gregory Dahl

    Gastone

    Matthew Cairns

    Annina

    Midori Marsh

    Dr. Grenvil

    Vartan Gabrielian

    Conductor

    Johannes Debus

    Director

    Arin Arbus

    Set Designer

    Riccardo Hernandez

    Costume & Puppet Designer

    Cait O'Connor

    Lighting Designer

    Marcus Doshi

    Choreographer

    Austin McCormick

    Price Family Chorus Master

    Sandra Horst

    With the COC Orchestra

     


    The Magic Flute
    , by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    May 6, 8, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 2022
    Sung in German with English SURTITLESTM
    A Canadian Opera Company production

    In Mozart’s timeless fairytale opera, Tamino is on a quest to rescue the kidnapped Princess Pamina. He’s helped along the way by Papageno, his comic sidekick, and – of course – one magical instrument. Audiences will be transported in this COC signature production full of starry skies and garden mazes, fantastical creatures, and delightfully imaginative costumes.

    Cast and Creative Team

     

    Pamina

    Anna-Sophie Neher

    Tamino

    Ilker Arcayürek

    Papageno

    Gordon Bintner

    Papagena

    Midori Marsh

    Queen of the Night

    Caroline Wettergreen

    Sarastro

    David Leigh

    Monostatos

    Michael Colvin

    Speaker

    Russell Braun

    First Lady

    Jamie Groote

    Second Lady

    Charlotte Siegel

    Third Lady

    Lauren Segal

    First Priest

    Asitha Tennekoon

    Second Priest

    Jonah Spungin

    First Armoured Man

    Matthew Cairns

    Second Armoured Man

    Vartan Gabrielian

    Conductor

    Patrick Lange

    Original Director

    Diane Paulus

    Revival Director

    Ashlie Corcoran

    Set & Costume Designer

    Myung Cho

    Lighting Designer

    Scott Zielinski

    Price Family Chorus Master

    Sandra Horst

    With the COC Orchestra

     



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