In celebration of the 2017/2018 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
The Cinderella story is presented with a twist as a poor and uneducated young man dreams of winning the heart of a rich, clever and beautiful woman. Donizetti’s delicious romantic comedy is as intoxicating as Doctor Dulcamara’s potion, the elixir of love.
René Barbera and Susannah Biller in The Elixir of Love (Opera Theatre of St. Louis, 2014), photo: Ken Howard.
COC General Director Alexander Neef announces the 2018/2019 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.
When Rigoletto’s only joy, his daughter Gilda, is seduced by his amoral employer, anger and passion drive him to murder. But Gilda, blinded by a powerful and innocent love, places herself in the path of her father’s revenge, with heartrending consequences.
A scene from Rigoletto (COC, 2011), Photo: Michael Cooper.
The OC on the Town event offers an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow members in an inspiring and exclusive space in the city. Members enjoy cocktails and an intimate performance by Ensemble Studio members.
Soprano Simone Osborne and COC General Director Alexander Neef in conversation at the Yorkville Plaza penthouse during an OC on the Town event, photo: Gaetz Photography.
A Working Rehearsal allows members to experience the opera through the eyes of the creative team. Watch as the cast navigates the stage for the first time, hear the director’s notes, and see the opera come to life!
The court of Henry VIII is in tumult as the king tires of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who must now fight for her honour and her life. The COC completes its Tudor Trilogy by Donizetti with a sumptuous production of Anna Bolena, starring the queen of bel canto, Sondra Radvanovsky.
Sondra Radvanovsky in Anna Bolena (Washington Opera, 2012), promotional photo: Cade Martin.
Hailed as a masterpiece at its sold-out world premiere in Toronto and a subsequent tour to New York, the COC is thrilled to revive Robert Lepage’s The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. A blending of exquisite visuals, whimsical puppetry, and emotional storytelling, this magical mélange combines the best of Stravinsky, in a program designed to delight audiences of all ages.
A scene from The Nightingale and Other Short Fables (COC, 2009), photo: Michael Cooper.
Operanation, presented by TD Bank Group, is North America’s biggest opera party! Guests enjoy live performances by members of the COC’s Ensemble Studio in collaboration with a contemporary musical artist, cocktails, culinary delights and much more!
Dragonette performs at Operanation: Queen of the Night, photo: Ryan Emberley.
In celebration of the conclusion of the 2017/2018 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