Johannes Debus | Orchestra Members | Audio Interviews

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.


“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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