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1/14/2015

CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY TO PRESENT WORLD PREMIERE OF PYRAMUS AND THISBE BY CANADIAN COMPOSER BARBARA MONK FELDMAN IN 2015/2016 SEASON

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Toronto - Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today that the COC will be presenting the world premiere of Pyramus and Thisbe by Canadian composer Barbara Monk Feldman. Based on the story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the opera Pyramus and Thisbe was written by Monk Feldman in 2010 and will be presented as part of the COC’s 2015/2016 season.

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1/6/2015

CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY WELCOMES FIVE PLAYERS TO 2015 COC ORCHESTRA ACADEMY

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy returns for a second year on January 12, 2015, this time welcoming five student musicians into its acclaimed COC Orchestra for an intense three-week period that offers them professional insight and experience in their pursuit of a career in an opera orchestra.

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12/15/2014

COC DELIVERS OPERA AT ITS MOST EPIC WITH DIE WALKÜRE AND THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED ROLE DEBUT OF CHRISTINE GOERKE

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Toronto – Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre is opera at its most epic with incredible vocal demands, a 110-piece orchestra and a story about gods and mortals, all played out to one of opera’s most powerful and iconic scores. This immense work returns to the Canadian Opera Company this winter with a critically acclaimed production by renowned Canadian director Atom Egoyan, with COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducting, and one of the most hotly anticipated role debuts of the opera world this season: Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Goerke as the Valkyrie Brünnhilde. Die Walküre is sung in German with English SURTITLESTM and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on January 31, February 4, 7, 10, 13, 19, 22, 2015.

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