Is there a
better time of year than spring to experience the freshest voices and
brightest rising stars of Canadian opera? This April and May, there are
plenty of opportunities to hear the young artists of the COC Ensemble
Studio in performance, as well as one of its notable graduates, as part
of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.
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On February 13, the rising stars of the Ensemble Studio competed in the fourth biennial Christina and Louis Quilico Awards. The singers were accompanied by Ensemble Studio pianists/intern coaches Hyejin Kwon and Stéphane Mayer, and the evening was judged by COC General Director Alexander Neef, COC Chorus Master Sandra Horst, and internationally acclaimed soprano Adrianne Pieczonka. Mezzo-soprano Emily D'Angelo and soprano Danika Lorèn shared the top prize, taking home $4,000 each, while tenor Charles Sy won $2,000. The event took place in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts as a part of the Free Concert Series. Here are some of our favourite photos from the evening!
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The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre takes place in one of Toronto's most breathtaking and intimate spaces. The diverse city that inspires and unites us is the ever-changing backdrop seen from the beautiful Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, where artists from around the world share their talent and passion in six series: vocal, chamber, world music, piano, dance, and jazz.
From September to June, you can discover exciting artists, both established and emerging, and experience the joy of live performance in an incredible variety of genres—and it's all free! Below is a small sample of what our 2016/2017 season has to offer.
Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001