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10/2/2014

DANCE-POP MUSICAL SENSATION YELLE TO LIGHT UP OPERANATION

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COC Brings Music, Art and Fashion Together to Light up Every Corner of the Four Seasons Centre

TORONTO, ON October 2, 2014 — French dance-pop band Yelle is now confirmed as this year’s special musical guest artist performing at the Canadian Opera Company’s 11th annual Operanation: Light up the Night on October 16, 2014. In addition to performing selections from their latest album, Complètement fou, Yelle collaborates with artists from the COC’s Ensemble Studio, Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals. This year’s Operanation exceeds expectations like never before with musical and art performances, as well as art installations that reflect multiple artistic disciplines designed to light up every corner of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

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9/15/2014

THE COC’S ANNUAL OPERA PARTY SET TO “LIGHT UP” THE FOUR SEASONS CENTRE

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TORONTO, ON September 15, 2014 —An evening of the most scintillating array of music, fashion, food and arts, the Canadian Opera Company’s must-attend fundraiser of the season Operanation returns to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Operanation: Light up the Night is set to entice over 1,000 of Toronto’s top arts patrons, notable personalities and party-goers to the COC’s acclaimed opera house to once again raise over $100,000 for the opera company’s Ensemble Studio, Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals. This year’s theme, Light up the Night, will deliver a luminous affair bursting with opera-meets-modern-music performances, dazzling displays of fashion and art installations, and inspired culinary flavours.

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8/27/2014

ALL-CANADIAN CAST IN NEW COC PRODUCTION OF VERDI’S COMIC CLASSIC, FALSTAFF, BY MASTER DIRECTOR ROBERT CARSEN

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s 2014/2015 season opens with an opera hailed as the crowning achievement of Verdi’s career, Falstaff. This new company production is led by master director Canadian Robert Carsen and COC Music Director Johannes Debus with internationally acclaimed Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley making a long-awaited return to the COC in his role debut as the impoverished, loveable knight, Sir John Falstaff. Falstaff is sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™ and comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for seven performances on October 3, 9, 12, 14, 25, 29 and November 1, 2014.

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