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12/15/2014

COC DELIVERS OPERA AT ITS MOST EPIC WITH DIE WALKÜRE AND THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED ROLE DEBUT OF CHRISTINE GOERKE

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Toronto – Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre is opera at its most epic with incredible vocal demands, a 110-piece orchestra and a story about gods and mortals, all played out to one of opera’s most powerful and iconic scores. This immense work returns to the Canadian Opera Company this winter with a critically acclaimed production by renowned Canadian director Atom Egoyan, with COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducting, and one of the most hotly anticipated role debuts of the opera world this season: Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Goerke as the Valkyrie Brünnhilde. Die Walküre is sung in German with English SURTITLESTM and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on January 31, February 4, 7, 10, 13, 19, 22, 2015.

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12/15/2014

COC PRESENTS “THE GREATEST OPERA EVER WRITTEN” IN GAME-CHANGING PRODUCTION OF MOZART’S DON GIOVANNI

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s 2014/2015 winter season opens with a game-changing new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Internationally acclaimed Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov defies convention with this dark and witty masterpiece inspired by literature’s most famous womanizer, Don Juan. His vision is brought to blistering life by a dream cast led by renowned Canadian baritone Russell Braun and German maestro Michael Hofstetter conducting Mozart’s glorious score of irresistible melodies. Sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM, Don Giovanni runs for 10 performances on January 24, 27, 30, February 1, 3, 6, 12, 14, 18, 21, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

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11/26/2014

TORONTO’S CHARLES SY WINS TOP PRIZE AND AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD AT CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S ANNUAL VOCAL COMPETITION

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COC’s Fundraising Gala, Centre Stage, Features Canada’s Biggest Opera Stars: Host Ben Heppner and Surprise Performance by Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka

Toronto – Tenor Charles Sy of Toronto took home first prize and the Audience Choice Award at the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio Competition on November 25, 2014, at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The competition is the feature event of the COC’s annual fundraising gala, Centre Stage, an evening dedicated to the discovery and celebration of the next generation of opera stars. Sy was selected from seven finalists to receive the $5,000 award. Baritone Dimitri Katotakis of Toronto, won the second prize of $3,000, and tenor Aaron Sheppard of St. John’s, N.L.., was awarded the third prize of $1,500. In addition, Sy was selected by the audience as the winner of the Audience Choice Award, worth $1,500.

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