Season Opening Party

Season Opening Party

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

In celebration of the 2016/2017 season, COC General Director Alexander Neef cordially invites you to the COC’s Season Opening party, featuring a performance by the newest members of the COC Ensemble Studio. Mix and mingle with a variety of COC patron groups and meet fellow Opera Club members.

Opera Club members at the Season Opening Party, 2015, Photo: Henry Chan

Norma </br> Vincenzo Bellini

Norma
Vincenzo Bellini

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bellini and his operas are synonymous with the bel canto era when the beauty and virtuosity of the human voice reigned supreme. In that tradition, the COC’s production features two of the most sought-after sopranos today as Toronto’s own Sondra Radvanovsky and South African Elza van den Heever share the title role.

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Marco Berti as Pollione and Sondra Radvanovsky as Norma in Norma (San Francisco Opera, 2014), Photo: Cory Weaver



Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition Gala

Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition Gala

Thursday, November 3, 2016

This event is newly added to the Opera Club program this season! Centre Stage is a black tie affair featuring a cocktail reception and vocal showcase of young opera artists vying for a spot in the COC’s Ensemble Studio.

Ensemble Studio Competition Chair Prize and Audience Choice Award winner mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo accepts her award from COC General Director Alexander Neef, Centre Stage 2015. Photo: Michael Cooper

OC on the Town

OC on the Town

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OC on the Town events offer exclusive opportunities to mix and mingle with fellow members in inspiring spaces around the city. Members enjoy cocktails and an intimate performance by Ensemble Studio members.

Opera Club members attended a reception and Q&A featuring COC General Director Alexander Neef and OC member Ashleigh Semkiw at Analogue Gallery, Photo: Dave Cox, 2014



Season Announcement

Season Announcement

Thursday, January 12, 2017

COC General Director Alexander Neef announces the 2017/2018 season to over a thousand subscribers on stage at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, accompanied by artists and storytellers from the upcoming season.

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The Magic Flute</br>Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Magic Flute
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The depth of Mozart’s genius is evidenced by his last opera, The Magic Flute. A child-like fantasy is paired with the master’s most stunningly beautiful music. From the spectacular fireworks of the Queen of the Night, to Pamina’s anguished lament, and Papageno and Papagena’s comic antics, Mozart’s profound understanding of the human condition is given voice.

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Michael Schade as Tamino in The Magic Flute (COC, 2011), Photo: Michael Cooper



OC on the Town

OC on the Town

March 28, 2017

OC on the Town events offer exclusive opportunities to mix and mingle with fellow members in inspiring spaces around the city. Members enjoy cocktails and an intimate performance by Ensemble Studio members.

Opera Club members at the performance and reception hosted by The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Photo: COC, 2015

Louis Riel</br> Harry Somers – Dress Rehearsal

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Harry Somers – Dress Rehearsal

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hero, martyr, or traitor? The story of the polarizing Métis leader and Canada’s westward expansion is told in this landmark work. Composed by Harry Somers for our nation’s centennial in 1967, this uniquely Canadian contribution to the opera world is returning on the work’s 50th anniversary, and will help mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation.

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Tosca</br> Giacomo Puccini - Dress Rehearsal

Tosca
Giacomo Puccini - Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, April 28, 2017

Set in Rome amid the turbulence of the Napoleonic Wars, Tosca is a tense psychological drama of passion and betrayal. Floria Tosca, a famous singer, murders Scarpia, the vicious chief of police, to save her beloved Cavaradossi. But Scarpia’s schemes outlive him with cruel and fatal consequences.

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Carlo Ventre as Cavaradossi and Adrianne Pieczonka as Tosca in Tosca (COC, 2012), Photo: Michael Cooper

Operanation

Operanation

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Included in an Opera Club membership is a ticket to Operanation, presented by TD Bank Group – North America’s biggest opera party!

Yelle performs at Operanation: Light Up the Night, Photo: Ryan Emberley, 2014



Season Closing Party

Season Closing Party

May 31, 2017

In celebration of the conclusion of the 2016/2017 season, COC General Director Alexander Neef cordially invites you to the COC’s Season Closing party, featuring a performance by members of the COC Ensemble Studio.

Guests in the City Room at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Photo: Henry Chan, 2015

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