Taking on Wagner's Ring Cycle is no easy task. With approximately 16 hours of musical intensity, intricate character development, and striking leitmotifs, this is truly an epic operatic endeavour.
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New technologies constantly allow us to absorb information and ideas where we had previously lacked exposure. In this regard, the opera world has become much more accessible in the past several decades. With the company's invention of SURTITLES™, the technology which provides a simultaneous translation of an opera’s text projected over the proscenium arch, the Canadian Opera Company transformed the opera-going experience.
Our subscribers are truly dedicated to opera as an art form, and certainly have some interesting experiences! From a teenager seeing Faust with his football buddies, to distant memories of the incomparable American mezzo-soprano Risë Stevens, life-changing opera moments have been occurring in our own backyard for decades.
Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001