Running time (Estimated): Two hours, 50 minutes including two intermissions.On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto. Sung in English, French, Michif, and Cree with English SURTITLES™.
new coc production
The story of Louis Riel, the Métis leader and founder of Manitoba, is told in this landmark work. Composed by Harry Somers for our nation’s centennial in 1967, this uniquely Canadian contribution to the opera world returns on the work’s 50th anniversary, and will help mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. The COC has joined with Canada’s National Arts Centre to proudly present this new production of Louis Riel.
THE COC HAS JOINED WITH CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE TO PROUDLY PRESENT THIS NEW 50TH-ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION OF LOUIS RIEL.THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES ITS UNDERWRITERS:The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen FoundationPhilip Deck & Kimberley BozakAsper FoundationThe Max Clarkson Family FoundationWITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM:
LOUIS RIEL HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS DONORS TO THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE FOUNDATION WHO BELIEVE IN INVESTING IN CANADIAN CREATORS, INCLUDING:Kimberley Bozak & Philip DeckEarlaine CollinsTD Bank Group
With the COC Orchestra and Chorus
A Canadian Opera Company co-production with Canada’s National Arts Centre
Production generously underwritten byTHE CATHERINE AND MAXWELL MEIGHEN FOUNDATION
PHILIP DECK AND KIMBERLEY BOZAKASPER FOUNDATIONTHE MAX CLARKSON FAMILY FOUNDATION