• A Triumphant Return to the Stage: Opening Night of Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA

    By COC Staff

    On April 23, 2022, we hosted our first opening night at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in more than two years. The atmosphere in the sold-out opera house was electric. As The Globe and Mail put it in its review, the company returned to the stage with “one of opera’s near-perfect works, breaking years of silence with famous tunes and the kind of catharsis you can only get from Verdi… triumphant… thrilling… gorgeous.”

    For our supporters and audience members, it was a long-anticipated event—a chance to finally return, reunite, and share in the spectacular, collective experience of live performance.  

    To join us for one of our spring shows this season and reconnect with the power of live opera, try some of our best available dates below.  

    We asked some of our audience members how it felt being back in the Four Seasons Centre after more than two years!

    Jelena and Peja Nikodivic
    "It's fantastic! It’s great to see a full house and everyone dressed up!” 

    Gary and Natalie Berg
    "It's so exciting to be back in the house, it’s been a long time!”

    Michael Christoff and Sasika Thrimarithana
    “A stunning venue!”  

    Frank and Gloria Leverett
    “Absolutely marvelous, we’re thrilled to bits. We’ve missed it.”

    Eric Ralph
    “I’m so proud of the subscriber community that really carried this company. It’s amazing to be back.”

    Anne E. and Niraj P. 
    “We’ve been waiting a month for this night!”

    Topher Mokrzewski and Morgan Reid
    “Feels like home!”

    Andrew Mason and Maydianne Andrade 
    “It’s like coming out of hibernation… and it feels totally safe, it’s such a vast space.” 

    Jaymie Cooper and Vincent Andriano
    “We’re so excited! He’s smiling under his mask.” 

    Jon DePorter and Luke Southern
    “Especially tonight, the opera felt lush and decadent.”

    Audiences celebrated our cast, orchestra, and creative teams with a thunderous standing ovation.

    The Magic Flute open May 6 and runs until May 21. Tickets are on sale now.

    La Traviata runs until May 20. Tickets are on sale now.

    Header image: Michael Cooper

    Patron and Standing Ovation images: Henry Chan
    Posted in A Season Like No Other


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