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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company’s iconic double-bill of Béla Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Arnold Schoenberg’s Erwartung returns to the company’s mainstage to close its 2014/2015 season. COC Music Director Johannes Debus
conducts both operas for the first time, leading the COC Orchestra
through these visceral and haunting scores, all brought to life in a
mind-bending and gravity-defying production by world-renowned Canadian
artistic visionary Robert Lepage. Bluebeard’s Castle is sung in Hungarian and Erwartung is sung in German, both with English SURTITLESTM, and runs for only seven performances on May 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 23, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company
is making headlines in New York on the occasion of its recent tour to
the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music. The COC’s theatrically
transcendent production of Handel’s Semele, created by famed Chinese visual and performance artist Zhang Huan, was previewed in the early days of its New York residency by the Toronto Star
as “looking like an opera we can be proud that Toronto brought to the
Big Apple.” It went on to open on March 4 to popular and critical
acclaim with Superconductor lauding the occasion as “a chance for this
city to hear this excellent Toronto-based company in a rare American
Toronto - The world premiere of a new Canadian work was one of the many operatic highlights revealed today at the public launch of the Canadian Opera Company’s 2015/2016 season at
the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The COC’s 65th season
is once again comprised entirely of company productions, four of which
are new to Toronto audiences, and features the COC’s first mainstage
world premiere since 1999, COC premieres of opera rarities and the
revival of classic masterpieces.