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10/10/2013

Operanat10n: A Night of Temptation: Showing Off Opera Through Creative Partnerships

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Sam Roberts Band Collaborates Onstage and in Fashion, while Jon Sasaki Highlights the Power of the Voice through Video

TORONTO, October 10, 2013 -- In an evening of epic sensory exploration, Operanat10n: A Night of Temptation features unique, never-before-seen artistic installations produced through creative partnerships in the realms of fashion, visual arts and music. This year promises to be the most lavish Operanation party to-date with contributions from world-renowned artist Jon Sasaki, fashion-label KAELEN and Canadian rock sensation, the Sam Roberts Band. On October 24, this Canadian Opera Company fundraiser commemorates its 10th anniversary, aiming to raise over $100,000 for the COC Ensemble Studio, Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals.

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10/4/2013

CASTING UPDATE FOR OPENING NIGHT OF CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S PETER GRIMES

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company regrets to announce that Canadian tenor Ben Heppner, scheduled to sing the title role in the upcoming production of Britten’s Peter Grimes, has had to withdraw from the opening night performance on October 5 for health reasons. Mr. Heppner will return to the role for subsequent performances in the COC’s production. Four-time Grammy Award-winning American tenor Anthony Dean Griffey will sing the role of Peter Grimes on October 5.

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9/20/2013

Introducing CENTRE STAGE: Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio Competition Gala

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Toronto ON September 20, 2013 -- On November 26, 2013, the Canadian Opera Company launches its fundraising gala Centre Stage with a magical evening dedicated to the discovery and celebration of the next generation of opera stars.  The festivities culminate in a black tie dinner on the stage of R. Fraser Elliott Hall, the first occasion for COC patrons to do so since the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts opened in 2006.

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