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The COC Orchestra is the oldest opera orchestra in Canada, and has received worldwide acclaim. Created in 1977, the orchestra has a permanent membership of more than 50 instrumentalists.

Section viola Audition

Canadian Opera Company, Alexander Neef, General Director, and Johannes Debus, Music Director announce a National Audition for the position of Section Viola.

The auditions will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. at Canadian Opera Company, 227 Front Street East, Toronto, Canada. More information can be found in a downloadable PDF here: Audition Notice (If you do not have Adobe Reader click here)

Interested applicants are asked to send their complete resume including name, address, telephone number, and name of their affliate AFM Local before January 24, 2016 to:

Ian Cowie, Personnel Manager
Canadian Opera Company Orchestra
227 Front Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1E8

Please click here to view or download audition repertoire.


“It’s hard to imagine anyone doing better justice to the music. The orchestra, led by 34-year-old German conductor Johannes Debus, captures every nuance of Prokofiev’s rich score.” Toronto Star

Music Director Johannes Debus and the COC Orchestra. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2009

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