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11/12/2015

CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY WELCOMES FIVE PLAYERS TO 2016 COC ORCHESTRA ACADEMY

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy returns for its third year on January 6, 2016, welcoming five student musicians to its annual three-week intensive training program. New to the 2016 Orchestra Academy are additional public performances with the COC Orchestra and opera singers from the COC, and masterclasses and private sessions with opera singers, production personnel and visiting music staff.

 

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11/4/2015

TORONTO’S EMILY D’ANGELO WINS TOP PRIZE AT CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY'S ANNUAL VOCAL COMPETITION

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Centre Stage Shines Spotlight on Canada's Future Opera Stars

TorontoEmily D’Angelo of Toronto took home First Prize (the Chair’s Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The competition is the feature event of the COC fundraiser Centre Stage, a highly anticipated annual celebration of the next generation of opera stars. D’Angelo was selected from eight finalists to receive the $5,000 award, supported annually by the Chair of the COC’s Board of Directors. Lauren Eberwein of Qualicum Beach, BC won the Second Prize of $3,000, and Bruno Roy of Montreal was awarded the Third Prize of $1,500. Emily D’Angelo was also selected by the audience as the winner of the Audience Choice Award, worth $1,500.

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10/19/2015

SUPERHEROES AND FAIRY TALES OF OPERATIC PROPORTIONS ENGAGE YOUNG AUDIENCES ACROSS ONTARIO THIS FALL

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Toronto– From November 9 to December 6, 2015, the Canadian Opera Company’s annual Glencore Ensemble Studio School Tour gives 16,000 elementary students across Ontario the chance to experience live opera performed by professional opera singers. This year’s tour features two engaging productions, Operation Superpower and The Bremen Town Musicians, which will capture the imaginations of young audience members with their superhero and fairy tale themes.

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