If you want something done, give it to a busy person, right? Well, this is certainly true of sought-after conductor Leslie Dala, in Toronto for Julie, a one-act chamber opera by Philippe Boesmans, currently playing at Canadian Stage. This engagement is momentous for several reasons: Julie is a contemporary work, written in 2005 and produced […]
Quick… what comes to mind when you think of children and opera? If you see anything in your mind’s eye, it’s probably the image of a misbehaving, unhappy child made to join her parents at the opera. Children just don’t seem to belong at the opera, do they? Thankfully, the Canadian Opera Company (COC) doesn’t […]
La Traviata brings acclaimed Canadian bass-baritone Thomas Goerz “home” to COC ~ Arpita Ghosal
COC’s Summer Opera Camp, led by musical director Chris Thornborrow, is now running for the first time out of the spectacular Four Seasons Centre, adding to its allure for aspiring young artists, ages 6-15 years
The COC’s Youth Opera Lab program is a series of interactive experiential, and multi-component events for youth ages 16-25 to experience various aspects of opera–for free.
I hope they don’t take this the wrong way, but I just can’t call Erin Bardua and Maureen Batt divas. Yes, I know that they’re operatic sopranos who are also the founders of Essential Opera, a Toronto-based opera company whose mandate is to provide audiences and singers the opportunity to experience opera “at its most […]