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A Tale of Contradictions: Louis Riel at the COC

I attended the May 5th 2017 performance of the Canadian Opera Company‘s (COC) production of Louis Riel. The production stars Russell Braun as Louis Riel, Simone Osborne as Marguerite Riel, Allyson McHardy as Julie Riel, James Westman as Sir John … Continue reading

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Singers Shine in Götterdämmerung

I attended the February 17th, 2017 performance of Götterdämmerung at the Canadian Opera Company.  The production stars Christine Goerke (Brünnhilde), Andreas Schager (Siegfried), Ain Anger (Hagen), Martin Gantner (Gunther).  The production is conducted by the COC Music Director Johannes Debus, … Continue reading

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Maometto II a Success for the COC

The Canadian Opera Company (COC) opened the Canadian premiere of Gioachino Rossini‘s opera Maometto on Friday night.  The opera stars Luca Pisaroni as Maometto, Leah Crocetto as Anna, Bruce Sledge as Erisso, and Elizabeth DeShong as Calbo. The production is … Continue reading

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Siegfried a Hit and a Miss at the COC

On Sunday February 14th, 2016, I caught the last performance of Wagner’s Siegfried at the Canadian Opera Company (COC).  It was both breathtaking and disheartening. The production is by Canadian director François Girard with sets by Michael Levine. David Finn … Continue reading

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Singers Save Die Walküre

I attended the February 13th, 2015 performance of Richard Wagner‘s Die Walküre currently being performed by the Canadian Opera Company at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The performance starred Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde, in her first staged … Continue reading

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Canadian Opera Company Announces 2015-2016 Season

The Canadian Opera Company (COC) has announced its 2015-2016 season.  All performances will take place at their opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The season is a mix of familiar works, along with some less familiar … Continue reading

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Spectacular Madama Butterfly

The Canadian Opera Company (COC) has opened a spectacular production of Giacomo Puccini‘s Madama Butterfly Friday night at the Four Seasons Centre.  The production starred Patricia Racette (Cio-Cio San), Stefano Secco (Pinkerton), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), Dwayne Croft (Sharpless), and Julius … Continue reading

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