Introducing the 2020 COC Orchestra AcademyBy COC StaffPosted in Orchestra Academy
The COC Orchestra Academy welcomes five student musicians to join its seventh annual training intensive, taking place from January 16 – February 8, 2020. Led by COC Music Director Johannes Debus, the program offers its student musicians one-on-one mentorship and practical experience, including one-of-a-kind performance opportunities, opening the door to a career in an opera orchestra.
Your Guide to Humperdinck's Hansel & GretelBy COC StaffPosted in 19/20
Hansel & Gretel, the opera, was created by a pair of real-life siblings, looking to create some holiday entertainment for their family.
Composer Engelbert Humperdinck was asked by his sister, Adelheid Wette, to come up with some short songs, based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale, for her children to perform during their Christmas puppet show.
From Spain to Springfield: The Music of The Barber of SevilleBy COC StaffPosted in 19/20
Even if you’ve never seen the opera, you might find yourself wondering, “Where have I heard that before?” So let’s take a look at just a few of the countless familiar cartoons, TV shows, movies and more that have helped solidify Barber as one of the world’s most popular operas.
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