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6/13/2014

Happy Father's Day! Here are some of the best & worst fathers in opera.

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6/4/2014

Give to the COC's Year-End Campaign

By Diana Bradshaw

Year-End Campaign

Reproduced below is the Year-End Matching Campaign letter penned by Diana Bradshaw, who draws on her experience with the Joan Baillie Archives at the COC to remind us that growth and artistic excellence rely not only on a forward-looking vision but a mindful preservation of the past.

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5/30/2014

The Big COC Podcast - Episode 25

By Gianmarco Segato, Adult Programs Manager

 

For Episode 25, the “BIG TOPICS!” edition, we welcome back Opera Canada editor, Wayne Gooding; opera journalist Paula Citron and, Western Canadian opera presenter and journalist, Stephan BonfieldGianmarco Segato, the COC’s Adult Programs Manager, is your host.

  
  • Did critics go too far with their comments about mezzo soprano Tara Erraught in Glyndebourne Opera’s new Der Rosenkavalier? –umm - YES! [Link to article]
  • The unfolding saga of San Diego Opera takes a turn for the better: a 50th anniversary season is announced… but are they out of the hole yet? [Link to article]
  • The Met reaches out to its unions — but will it be enough to prevent a dark season? [Link to article]
  • Latest scandal at La Scala — incoming chief Alexander Perreira accepts truncated, one year contract! [Link to article]
  • And finally, our panel shares their fave (and not so fave) operas of the season

Are you listening? Let us know your thoughts, opinions and suggestions by commenting here, or on Facebook, Twitter or by e-mail (community@coc.ca).

You can subscribe to The Big COC Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or in your favourite podcast player with our RSS feed (http://feeds.feedburner.com/bigCOCpodcast).

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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001