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Toronto - The Canadian Opera Company has selected
seven finalists from across the country to showcase in this year’s
exhilarating vocal competition at its annual gala fundraiser, Centre Stage, on November 3, 2016. Selected from a pool of 119 aspiring Canadian opera singers, the final seven will take to the stage of Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
to perform selected arias in the hopes of securing a cash prize,
ranging in value from $1,500 – $5,000, and a highly coveted invitation
to join Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals,
the COC Ensemble Studio.
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Rising star composer Matthew Aucoin’s opera to reach 10,000 young people
Toronto – This fall, Second Nature, a thought-provoking opera with an environmental message, receives its Canadian premiere with the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio School Tour.
Nearly 10,000 young people will experience live opera in their own
communities when the touring production visits schools across Ontario
from November 10 to December 4, 2016, and is presented in one public performance taking place on November 27 in Toronto.
COC Partners with BT/A Advertising and Cineplex Digital Media in the Digital Evolution of Patron and Audience Engagement
Toronto –This fall the Canadian Opera Company
unveils the addition of a digital interactive multi-media wall to the
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Located within the
glass-enclosed Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room of the opera house,
the introduction of the multi-media wall is an exciting initiative to
enliven the lobby area during performances and create an opportunity to
engage with its audience in a more meaningful way. The interactive wall
goes live at the Four Seasons Centre on October 6, 2016, when the COC
opens its 2016/2017 season with Bellini’s Norma.