Season Opening Party

Season Opening Party

September 13, 2017

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 Elixir of Love, Gaetano Donizetti

The Elixir of Love, Gaetano Donizetti

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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.

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René Barbera and Susannah Biller in The Elixir of Love (Opera Theatre of St. Louis, 2014), photo: Ken Howard.

Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition & Gala

Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition & Gala

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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.

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Ensemble Studio Competition finalists with COC Music Director Johannes Debus, Centre Stage 2016, photo: Michael Cooper.

<strong>Rigoletto</strong>, Giuseppe Verdi– Dress Rehearsal

Rigoletto, Giuseppe Verdi– Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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.

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A scene from Rigoletto (COC, 2011), Photo: Michael Cooper.

OC on the Town

OC on the Town

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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.

<strong>Anna Bolena</strong>, Gaetano Donizetti– Working Rehearsal

Anna Bolena, Gaetano Donizetti– Working Rehearsal

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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.

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Sondra Radvanovsky in Anna Bolena (Washington Opera, 2012), promotional photo: Cade Martin.

<strong>The Nightingale and Other Short Fables</strong>, Igor Stravinsky

The Nightingale and Other Short Fables, Igor Stravinsky

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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.

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A scene from The Nightingale and Other Short Fables (COC, 2009), photo: Michael Cooper.

Operanation

Operanation

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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!

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Dragonette performs at Operanation: Queen of the Night, photo: Ryan Emberley.

Season Closing Party

Season Closing Party

June 2018

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

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