“In this opera in particular, words, images, music, dancing, and storytelling are all there to bring us joy and to dig out our inner child’s imagination, but also to show a beautiful community.” Interview with Soprano Anna-Sophie Neher, COC’s Hansel and Gretel
This Mother’s Day will be accompanied by a family first: I will take my daughter to her first opera at the Canadian Opera Company (COC). The opera is Puccini’s La Bohème, and she will see acclaimed Lebanese-Canadian soprano Miriam Khalil sing the role of Mimì (which she alternates with American soprano Angel Blue). She is […]
“Let us blow your socks off! We have the WOW that will make you MEOW!” Interview with Stéphane Mayer on COC’s 2018 family opera “WOW Factor”
A leader in the COC’s Scotiabank Summer Opera Camps, Composer Chris Thornborrow mentors young people to acquire skills, express creativity, and form friendships within a vibrant, interactive operatic experience.
“This is not the ‘Louis Riel’ of 1967. This is the ‘Louis Riel’ of 2017.” COC’s Katherine Semcesen discusses the many ways this revival will move young audiences.
Meet the COC’s Emily D’Angelo, a singer whose talent and charm make a lasting impression.
The thing about opera is…it’s an art form that’s impossible to categorize. On the one hand, it’s been around for over 400 years…so it can be termed “classical”. On the other hand, of the 100 composers referenced in the recently updated The Opera Guide by Amanda Holden, more than 50 have been popular since 1900, […]
The noon hour is about to improve: the COC’s always-diverse Free Concert Series returns on September 27, opening with a concert by mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo and fellow artists of the COC Ensemble Studio
Composer Chris Thornborrow on COC’s Summer Opera Camps: “When you’re creating opera from scratch, you’re allowing young people to express themselves through art, design, narrative, movement, and music.”
Karine Boucher performs as Micaëla in the COC’s current production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen: “It is all about human emotion. Love, confusion, passion, strength…That is the beauty of Bizet.”