• The Ensemble Studio School Tour: Second Nature

    By COC Staff

    It was nice they didn’t have to go too far to take part in the theatre experience—our gym transformed into a theatre with very talented singers/actors and musicians.” – Candace Lombard, Holy Name Catholic School

    The Ensemble Studio School Tour has officially kicked off with its production of Second Nature by Matthew Aucoin, one of America's most promising young composers. The group of talented COC Ensemble Studio artists will be travelling throughout southern Ontario, performing and educating thousands of students on the importance of opera and the performing arts. Already on the roster for this season's tour are schools in the Toronto District School Board, the Limestone District School Board, the York Region District School Board, the Peel District School Board, and the Grand Erie District School Board.

    On Sunday, November 27, audiences of all ages can enjoy Second Nature in its only public performance at the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre in Toronto.

    Posted in Education
  • Creating an Opera in a Grade 1/2 Toronto Classroom

    By Veena Gupta



    For the past eight weeks, the COC Education and Outreach department has been working with grade 1 and 2 students at Huron Street Junior Public School to create their own opera, from scratch! In this post, teacher Veena Gupta describes the beginning of the opera, from writing the story to composing with COC artist educator Cathy Nosaty. The class performs their opera next week for an audience of friends and family.

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  • March Break: Ideas for Family Fun

    By Kiersten Hay


    March Break is almost here! With the kids off from school for a week, it can be hard to find activities for the whole family to enjoy (while still maintaining a budget). Have no fear, the Canadian Opera Company is here to provide you with some fun, family-friendly options to help make this March Break a breathtaking one (without breaking the bank).

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