Category Archives: Press Releases and Announcements

CCOC’s 50th Anniversary Season Announcement

Ben Heppner and other opera stars join the Canadian Children’s Opera Company for thrilling 50th Anniversary Season TORONTO – The Canadian Children’s Opera Company presents the thrilling lineup of its 2016/2017 50th Anniversary Season.  Founded by Ruby Mercer and Lloyd … Continue reading

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Dialogue on use of Indigenous Songs in Canadian Compositions, hosted by COC

In a press release, the Canadian Opera Company have announced a closed meeting on April 19th –the eve of the premiere of their new co-production of Louis Riel—to discuss “First Nations song protocol and the use of Indigenous songs in … Continue reading

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COC’s 2017 Revival of Louis Riel: “from a more inclusive perspective”

CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S 2017 REVIVAL OF LOUIS RIEL FEATURES VOICES NOT HEARD BEFORE A Uniquely Canadian Contribution to Opera Revisited for the 21st Century Toronto – Louis Riel, composed by Harry Somers with libretto by Mavor Moore, is a uniquely … Continue reading

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Louis Riel returns to Canadian Opera Company

LOUIS RIEL RETURNS TO CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY WITH  INCLUSIVE AND EXPANSIVE HISTORY RESTORED A Contentious and Provocative Celebratory Work to Honour Canada’s History Toronto – Canadian history comes to life on the stage of the Four Seasons Centre for the … Continue reading

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Toronto Summer Music: Passing the Torch

Toronto Summer Music Festival had their first ever launch event tonight in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, signifying the beginning of a new era: violinist & Toronto Symphony Concertmaster Jonathan Crow succeeding Douglas McNabney as Artistic Director. And to properly celebrate … Continue reading

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Don Giovanni in concert

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Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach: Straub & Huillet @ tiff

Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach is the original title of the 1967 film by Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, that I just saw on a new 35 mm print, courtesy of TIFF / Bell Lightbox, in anticipation of an upcoming … Continue reading

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