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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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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.
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company regrets to announce that Mexican tenor David Lomelí, who was scheduled to perform the role of Rodolfo in the upcoming production of Puccini’s La Bohème, has had to withdraw for health reasons. Lomelí was scheduled to sing eight of the production’s 12 performances. In his place, the COC has cast two of the most exciting young tenors in the opera world today: Dimitri Pittas (October 3, 6, 9, 12) and Michael Fabiano (October 16, 19, 27, 30). They share the role of Rodolfo with the previously announced Italian-American tenor Eric Margiore (October 18, 22, 25, 29).