Season Cast & Creative Teams

EUGENE ONEGIN
(in order of vocal appearance)

Tatyana Joyce El-Khoury
Olga Varduhi Abrahamyan
Madame Larina Helene Schneiderman
Filipyevna Margaret Lattimore
Lensky Joseph Kaiser
Eugene Onegin Gordon Bintner
A Captain Samuel Chan
Monsieur Triquet Christophe Mortagne
Zaretsky Joel Allison
Prince Gremin Oleg Tsibulko

Conductor Johannes Debus
Original Director Robert Carsen
Associate Director Peter McClintock
Set & Costume Designer Michael Levine
Assistant Set & Costume Designer Victoria Wallace
Original Lighting Designer Jean Kalman
Revival Lighting Designer Christine Binder
Choreographer Serge Bennathan
Price Family Chorus Master Sandra Horst
Stage Manager Jen Kowal
SURTITLES™ Author Cori Ellison
Associate SURTITLES™ Producer John Sharpe


Johannes Debus is generously underwritten by George & Kathy Dembroski
Gordon Bintner is generously sponsored by Marcia Lewis Brown
Samuel Chan is generously sponsored by June Shaw
Joel Allison is generously sponsored by The Stratton Trust
Sandra Horst and the COC Chorus are generously underwritten by Tim & Frances Price

With the COC Orchestra and Chorus

Production premiered by the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on March 13, 1997. All scenery, properties and costumes constructed by the Metropolitan Opera Shops.

HADRIAN
(in order of vocal appearance)

Angelic Boy/Herald Madelaine Ringo-Stauble/Josh Fralick
Lavia Anna-Sophie Neher
Hermogenes Gregory Dahl
Fabius John Mac Master
Hadrian Thomas Hampson
Nervous Senator Thomas Glenn
Sycophantic Senator Samuel Chan
Superior Senator Joel Allison
Plotina Karita Mattila
Trajan Roger Honeywell
Turbo David Leigh
Sabina Ambur Braid
Dinarchus Ben Heppner
Antinous Isaiah Bell
 
Conductor Johannes Debus
Director Peter Hinton
Set Designer Michael Gianfrancesco
Costume Designer Gillian Gallow
Lighting Designer Bonnie Beecher
Projection Designer Laurie-Shawn Borzovoy
Choreographer Denise Clarke
Price Family Chorus Master Sandra Horst
Stage Manager Stephanie Marrs
SURTITLES™ Author Cori Ellison
Associate SURTITLES™ Producer John Sharpe
Dramaturg Cori Ellison
Musical Assistant Conrad Winslow
Additional lyre music Michael Levy


Johannes Debus is generously underwritten by George & Kathy Dembroski
Thomas Hampson is generously sponsored by Robert Sherrin
Karita Mattila is generously sponsored by Jack Whiteside
Anna-Sophie Neher is generously sponsored by Joy Levine
Samuel Chan is generously sponsored by June Shaw
Joel Allison is generously sponsored by The Stratton Trust
Sandra Horst and the COC Chorus are generously underwritten by Tim & Frances Price

**Ancient lyre music adapted from a theme, Hymn to Zeus, by Michael Levy. Used by permission.

With the COC Orchestra and Chorus

Production generously underwritten by
COLLEEN SEXSMITH
PAUL BERNARDS

With additional major support from
MARK & GAIL APPEL
VIRGINIA ATKIN & KEITH AMBACHTSHEER
JUSTIN S. LINDEN
PETER M. PARTRIDGE
JAY SMITH & LAURA RAPP
RIKI TUROFSKY & CHARLES PETERSEN

ELEKTRA
(in order of vocal appearance)

First Maid Jill Grove
Second Maid Simona Genga
Third Maid Lauren Segal
Fourth Maid Tracy Cantin
Fifth Maid Lauren Eberwein
The Overseer Alexandra Loutsion
Elektra Christine Goerke
Chrysothemis Erin Wall
Klytämnestra Susan Bullock
The Confidante of Klytämnestra Simone McIntosh
The Trainbearer of Klytämnestra Lauren Margison
A Young Servant Owen McCausland
An Old Servant Thomas Goerz
Orest Wilhelm Schwinghammer
The Tutor of Orest Michael Druiett
Aegisth Michael Schade
 
Conductor Johannes Debus
Director James Robinson
Associate Director Omer Ben Seadia
Set Designer Derek McLane
Costume Designer Anita Stewart
Lighting Designer Mimi Jordan Sherin
Price Family Chorus Master Sandra Horst
Stage Manager Stephanie Marrs
SURTITLES™ Producer John Sharpe
SURTITLES™ Writer Gunta Dreifelds


Johannes Debus is generously underwritten by George & Kathy Dembroski
Christine Goerke’s performance is generously sponsored by Jack Whiteside
Lauren Eberwein’s performance is generously sponsored by Brian Wilks, Marjorie & Roy Linden
Simona Genga’s performance is generously sponsored by Janet Stubbs
Lauren Margison’s performance is generously sponsored by The Stratton Trust
Simone McIntosh’s performance is generously sponsored by David & Kristin Ferguson
Sandra Horst and the COC Chorus are generously underwritten by Tim & Frances Price


With the COC Orchestra & Chorus
COSI FAN TUTTE

(in order of vocal appearance)

Ferrando Ben Bliss
Guglielmo Johannes Kammler
Don Alfonso Russell Braun
Fiordiligi Kirsten MacKinnon
Dorabella Emily D’Angelo
Despina Tracy Dahl
 
Conductor Bernard Labadie
Director Atom Egoyan
Associate Director Marilyn Gronsdal
Set & Costume Designer Debra Hanson
Lighting Designer Michael Walton
Price Family Chorus Master Sandra Horst
Stage Manager Jenifer Kowal
Projections Co-ordinator Anthony Headley
SURTITLES™ Producer John Sharpe
SURTITLES™ Writer Gunta Dreifelds


PRODUCTION ORIGINALLY MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY
Philip Deck & Kimberley Bozak
BMO Financial Group

Russell Braun’s performance is generously sponsored by Earlaine Collins
Emily D’Angelo’s performance is generously sponsored by The Hon. David E. Spiro
Tracy Dahl’s performance is generously sponsored by Valarie Koziol
Sandra Horst and the COC Chorus are generously underwritten by Tim & Frances Price

With the COC Orchestra and Chorus
LA BOHÈME
(in order of vocal appearance)

Marcello Lucas Meachem/Andrzej Filonczyk
Rodolfo Atalla Ayan/Joshua Guerrero
Colline Brandon Cedel/Önay Köse
Schaunard Phillip Addis/Joel Allison
Benoît Donato Di Stefano
Mimì Angel BlueD/Miriam Khalil
Parpignol Taras Chmil
Alcindoro Donato Di Stefano
Musetta Andriana Chuchman/Danika Lorèn
Customs Officer Jan Vaculik
Customs House Sergeant Samuel Chan
 
Conductor Paolo Carignani/Antonello AllemandiD
Original Director John Caird
Revival Director Katherine M. CarterD
Set & Costume Designer David Farley
Lighting Designer Michael James Clark
Associate Lighting Designer Davida Tkach
Price Family Chorus Master Sandra Horst
Stage Manager Kate Porter
SURTITLES™ Producer John Sharpe
SURTITLES™ Writer Gunta Dreifelds

PRODUCTION ORIGINALLY MADE POSSIBLE BY
Jerry & Geraldine Heffernan
Danika Lorèn’s performance is generously sponsored by Catherine Fauquier
Joel Allison’s performance is generously sponsored by The Stratton Trust
Samuel Chan’s performance is generously sponsored by June Shaw
Sandra Horst and the COC Chorus are generously underwritten by Tim & Frances Price

With the COC Orchestra and Chorus

Co-production with Houston Grand Opera and San Francisco Opera

OTELLO

(in order of vocal appearance)

Montano Brandon Cedel
Cassio Andrew Haji
Iago Gerald Finley
Roderigo Owen McCausland
Otello Russell Thomas
Desdemona Tamara Wilson
Emilia Carolyn Sproule
A Herald Brandon Cedel
Lodovico Önay Köse
 
Conductor Johannes Debus
Director David Alden
Associate Director Ian Rutherford
Set & Costume Designer Jon Morrell
Lighting Designer Adam Silverman
Associate Lighting Designer Andrew Cutbush
Movement Director Maxine Braham
Price Family Chorus Master Sandra Horst
Stage Manager Jen Kowal
SURTITLES™ Producer John Sharpe


Johannes Debus is generously underwritten by George & Kathy Dembroski
Major artist support made possible by Jack Whiteside
Russell Thomas’ performance is generously sponsored by Robert Sherrin
Gerald Finley’s performance is generously sponsored by Sue Mortimer
Tamara Wilson’s performance is generously sponsored by Kristine Vikmanis & Denton Creighton
Andrew Haji’s performance is generously sponsored by Marjorie & Roy Linden
Sandra Horst and the COC Chorus are generously underwritten by Tim & Frances Price

With the COC Orchestra and Chorus

This production was originally created by English National Opera as a co-production with Royal Swedish Opera and Teatro Real Madrid

Production Sponsor

CIBC

OPERA FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES - WOW FACTOR
Cindy Simona Genga
Lil’ Charm Charles Sy
Tiny Dan Samuel Chan
Mr. Magnifico Joel Allison
Chloe Anna-Sophie Neher
Tisbe Simone McIntosh
Phoebe Lauren Eberwein
Principal Fée Lauren Margison

Director Anna Theodosakis
Music Directors Rachael Kerr/Stéphane Mayer
Set and Costume Designer James Bolton
Lighting Designer Siobhan Sleath
OPERA FOR TORONTO

Cosi fan tutte – February 19, 2019
Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre

Host Stéphane Mayer
Ferrando, Dorabella’s fiancé Ben Bliss
Guglielmo, Fiordiligi’s fiancé Johannes Kammler
Don Alfonso, an old Philosopher Russell Braun
Fiordiligi Lauren Margison
Dorabella, her sister Emily D’Angelo
Despina, maid to Fiordiligi and Dorabella Tracy Dahl

Conductor Bernard Labadie
Stage Manager Jenifer Kowal
Lighting Designer Daniele Guevara
Head Technician Scott Kitcher


La Bohème – May 8, 2019
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Marcello, a painter Samuel Chan
Rodolfo, a poet Andrew Haji
Colline, a philosopher Neil Craighead
Schaunard, a musician Joel Allison
Benoît, their landlord Doug MacNaughton
Mimì, a seamstress Lauren Margison
Parpignol, an itinerant toy vendor Taras Chmil
Alcindoro, a state councilor and Musetta’s admirer Doug MacNaughton
Musetta, a singer Lauren Eberwein
Customs Officer Jan Vaculik
Customs House Sergeant Gene Wu

Conductor Paolo Carignani
Original Director John Caird
Revival Director Katherine M. Carter
Set and Costume Designer David Farley
Lighting Designer Michael James Clark
Associate Lighting Designer Davida Tkach
Price Family Chorus Master Sandra Horst
Stage Manager Kate Porter
SURTITLES™ Producer John Sharpe
SURTITLES™ Writer Gunta Dreifelds

Graduate of the COC Ensemble Studio Hyejin Kwon
Head Coach Ben Malensek 
Ensemble Studio Coach Rachael Kerr 
Ensemble Studio Coach Stéphane Mayer 

Assistant Conductor Simone Luti
Assistant Director Anna Theodosakis
Assistant Director Michael Barrs/Jessica Severin
Assistant Lighting Designer Angeline St. Amour


La Bohème – May 17, 2019
Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre

Host Rachael Kerr
Marcello, a painter Andrzej Filończyk
Rodolfo, a poet Joshua Guerrero
Colline, a philosopher Önay Köse
Schaunard, a musician Joel Allison
Mimì, a seamstress Miriam Khalil
Musetta, a singer Danika Lorèn

Conductor Antonello Allemandi
Stage Manager Kate Porter
Lighting Designer Ella Wieckowski
Head Technician Scott Kircher

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