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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.
COC MARKS MAINSTAGE SUCCESS, INCREASED COMMUNITY-BUILDING, AND DIGITAL EXPANSION IN 2019/2020 SEASONBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Company committed to continued artist development through COVID-19
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s 2019/2020 season marked a year of inspired mainstage programming, increased community engagement, and new digital initiatives, as reported today at the COC’s Annual General Meeting by COC Board Chair Jonathan Morgan and COC General Director Alexander Neef. For the first time, the meeting was held virtually, in compliance with local government and health guidelines around indoor gatherings due to COVID-19.
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY CANCELS REMAINDER OF PLANNED 2020/2021 SEASONBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Artist training to continue and new opera experiences to be offered through COC’s Opera Everywhere programming
Toronto – Given ongoing uncertainty around large-scale and indoor gatherings due to COVID-19, the Canadian Opera Company will be cancelling the rest of its originally planned 2020/2021 season programming.