Opera Everywhere presents the COC’s reimagined programming, created especially for our present era.
We remain incredibly grateful to our partners, members, subscribers, donors, and audience members for ensuring that music can continue to connect us, even now.
New programs and events will be announced regularly in the coming months — sign up for eOpera for the latest details.
While these fall events and programs are all currently digital, we continue to actively prepare for a return to in-person programming as soon as possible, including through our performance partnership with the AGO, which begins in January 2021.
The best in music
From the Opera House features the best in music through in-person and virtual concerts, all staged at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. As with traditional COC programming, these events are meant to reconnect audiences with the experience and emotion of live performance and will be available for a limited time.
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Upcoming From the Opera House Programs and Events
Free Concert Series Festival presented by TD Bank Group – November 2020
Digital Event Series
This fall, the COC’s much-loved Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre takes on a digital festival format. The three-day program will present acclaimed artists from a wide range of styles and genres, representing a cultural and artistic diversity that’s uniquely Toronto. The festival will also feature special introductions and interviews to provide insights into the artists’ work and performance practice.
Explore opera’s most fascinating – and pressing – questions with panel discussions and lecture-recitals featuring a diverse array of voices and perspectives.
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Upcoming COC in Conversation Programs and Events
MusicMindBody – October 2020
Digital Video Event
Music therapist Dr. SarahRose Black and COC Music Director Johannes Debus team up with experts from the arts and sciences to explore music’s impact on our minds and bodies.
Key Change: A Canadian Opera Company Podcast – October 2020
Digital Audio Series
Co-hosted by classical singer and culture critic Robyn Grant-Moran (a member of the COC’s Indigenous Circle of Artists) alongside COC Director/Dramaturg-in-Residence Julie McIsaac, the COC’s new podcast explores the operagoing experience from a kaleidoscope of perspectives, with special guests from the opera field and beyond. The first season explores what it’s like to attend the opera for the very first time, from the experience of being at the opera house to how an opera gets made and staged.
Solo Spotlights with the COC Orchestra – November 2020
Digital Video Series
The COC Orchestra takes centre stage in this illuminating video series hosted by Music Director Johannes Debus. Each episode features Debus in conversation with a member of the orchestra as they share candid anecdotes and unique musical demonstrations.
Celebrate local artists and arts organizations through digital and in-person concerts and programs, available throughout the GTA and online anywhere around the world.
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Upcoming Opera for Toronto Programs and Events
Culture Days: Songs of Hope – September 25-27, 2020
Digital Concert Event
In partnership with Culture Days 2020, the COC is rebroadcasting Songs of Hope: From Our Homes to Yours. Recorded by Ensemble Studio members last spring, this intimate concert features an uplifting program of music, with each selection holding personal significance for the artists.
COC x Art Gallery of Ontario: Hello from the Other Side – January 2021
In-Person Concert Event
On select Fridays in January 2021, artists of the COC Ensemble Studio will perform at the AGO with live, socially distanced pop-up concerts that celebrate the rich connection between the visual and musical arts.
Photo Credits (top to bottom): Angel Blue as Mimì in La Bohème (COC, 2019), Andriana Chuchman as Musetta in La Bohème (COC, 2019), photos: Michael Cooper; COC Composer-in-Residence Ian Cusson, photo: Gaetz Photography; COC Ensemble Studio exploring the acoustics at The Bentway in Toronto, photo: COC Staff