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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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.
AMPLIFIED OPERA NAMED DISRUPTOR-IN-RESIDENCE AT THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANYBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company welcomes Toronto-based Amplified Opera to the COC Academy as part of the company’s newly developed Disruptor-in-Residence program. The two-year residency will offer resources and support to the emerging opera company during the critical transition period from start-up to established organization, as well as share valuable learnings about digital content creation in the current cultural climate. The artistic collaboration aims to support increased equity, diversity, and inclusivity within the arts through workshops and training for fellow artists and activities that foster greater community engagement.
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY NAMES PERRYN LEECH AS INCOMING GENERAL DIRECTORBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Leech to officially start in new role as COC leader on March 1, 2021
Toronto – After a year-long, international search, the Canadian Opera Company has named Perryn Leech its next General Director. Leech officially begins his position on March 1, 2021, with current COC General Director Alexander Neef continuing as company leader throughout the transition period.