• This Month in Free Concert Series: February

    By COC Staff

    Join us for another exciting month of Free Concert Series performances!

    Our seven unique concerts include stars from our winter productions of The Marriage of Figaro and Salome, artists from the COC Ensemble Studio and COC Orchestra, and more! Read on for our highlights.

    Thursday, February 7, at 12:00 p.m.

    Afternoons by Moonlight

    Luca Pisaroni

    While playing the part of Figaro in the COC’s winter production of The Marriage of Figaro, Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni will delight audiences with an afternoon of sweet and melancholy melodies. Including works by Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Gounod, and Saint-Saëns, this concert will be sure to give a front-seat view of Pisaroni’s compelling artistry.

    Tuesday, February 14, at 12:00 p.m.

    Expressions of a Mezzo-Soprano
    Carolyn Sproule

    Canadian mezzo-soprano Carolyn Sproule will join the Canadian Opera Company in the winter production of Strauss’ Salome. For her Free Concert Series debut, Sproule will showcase her expressive sound as she sings some of her favourite songs.

    Tuesday, February 21, at 12:00 p.m.

    Les Adieux
    Alex Halliday, bass-baritone; Midori Marsh, soprano

    COC Ensemble Studio artists Alex Halliday and Midori Marsh bid farewell to the Ensemble Studio with a graduating recital of songs that showcase the full extent of their musical and dramatic range, including Mozart’s tour-de-force concert aria Per questa bella mano, K. 612.

    See our full performance schedule on the Free Concert Series web page!

    As always, the Free Concert Series is free for all attendees, but arrive early! Doors open half an hour prior to the performance start time and admittance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is presented by:

    Header photo: Karen E. Reeves

    Luca image: Michael Cooper

    Ensemble Studio image: Gaetz Photography
    Posted in 22/23 Season


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