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CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY TO STREAM HADRIAN IN FREE, ONE-NIGHT-ONLY PRESENTATION, FEATURING LIVE Q&ABy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
The Hadrian Watch Party is part of Montréal Pride Festival’s digital lineup
Toronto – For the first time ever, audiences around the world will have a special opportunity to watch the Canadian Opera Company’s 2018 world premiere production of Hadrian, in full, online. On Monday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. ET, in partnership with Montréal Pride Festival, the COC is hosting a free, one-night-only digital stream of the modern grand opera. The Hadrian Watch Party helps kick off one week of virtual Pride events and will feature a live Q&A session with both the composer and celebrated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor, a giant in Canadian theatre.
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF ALL IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING FOR FALL 2020By Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Parsifal will be rescheduled for the fall of COC’s 2022/2023 season
Toronto – Given continued restrictions on large public gatherings in Toronto due to ongoing precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Canadian Opera Company will be cancelling all in-person performances, programming, and events through the fall of its 2020/2021 season.“Since the cancellation of our spring season back in March, we have been actively exploring every option regarding what our return to the stage might look like in our current reality,” says COC General Director Alexander Neef.
FROM OUR HOMES TO YOURS: COC’S YOUNG ARTISTS SHARE THEIR SONGS OF HOPEBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – Drawing on a long-standing musical tradition, the COC Ensemble Studio has creatively reimagined the salon-style home concert into a relaxed virtual experience. On July 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET, the Canadian Opera Company will stream Songs of Hope: From Our Homes to Yours, a showcase featuring intimate performances of personal favourites, carefully curated for this moment in time. Read more