• Your COC Guide to the Holidays

    By COC Staff

    First, enjoy some festive — and free — live performances this week!

    A holiday-themed performance in the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, presented by TD Bank Group, will take place this Thursday, December 12 at 12 p.m. with JUNO-nominated a capella vocal quartet, Cadence, performing original music, new twists on classic Christmas songs, and original arrangements. Onstage antics and audience participation are par for the course at any Cadence show, providing a joyful holiday event that is appropriate for all ages and abilities.

    And on Friday, December 13 at 12 p.m., members of the COC Ensemble Studio perform a free lunchtime concert in the West Wing of Union Station to bring a little winter whimsy to your holiday travels.

    Then, cross someone off your holiday shopping list.

    With the world’s greatest singers, the renowned COC Orchestra and Chorus, and a soaring downtown space that is every bit as beautiful as it is acoustically brilliant, opera in our jewel of a venue is always a special occasion. It’s the perfect gift for family and friends who are looking for a beautiful night out in the city.

    For the most flexible option, we recommend gift certificates, which are available in any denomination.

    If you prefer to give tickets, check out our Season Calendar for all upcoming performance dates. 

    Coming up this winter, we have two opera favourites perfect for any arts or music lover: a magical new production of Humperdinck’s classic fairytale Hansel & Gretel set right here in Toronto, and the return of Rossini’s always-popular comedy The Barber of Seville with award-winning mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Rosina and “one of classical music’s brightest stars” (Opera News) Speranza Scappucci at the podium.

    Purchasing tickets for someone under the age of 15? All young patrons enjoy 50% off tickets to any mainstage opera performance.*

    And finally…relax and enjoy the holidays.

    Members of the COC prop department decorate for our upcoming production of Hansel & Gretel.

    Presents under the tree for Hansel & Gretel.

    *Discount applies to youth 15 and under. Must be accompanied by an adult.

    Photo credits: Hansel & Gretel gifts by COC Staff, Opera Express at Union Station by Spring Morris Photography.
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