Canadian Opera Company Releases 2021-22 Season Report

By Francisco Salazar

The Canadian Opera Company has released its report for the 2021-22 season.

The company said that the report was marked by sold-out shows, an average mainstage attendance capacity of 94%, and impressive growth in the company’s online community.

In a statement, COC General Director Perryn Leech said, “I couldn’t be more proud of my first season at the COC – a multidimensional team achievement that ultimately challenged and rewarded the artists and our audiences. Amidst continually changing challenges in producing for live audiences, the Canadian Opera Company showcased the vast breadth of opera’s storytelling potential with performances that leapt far beyond the live mainstage experience. In a COC first, we broadcast an unprecedented slate of purpose-produced and free monthly digital concerts and fully staged productions that connected us to viewers across the country and beyond. This specially curated programming, highlighted by a 60% increase in our online engagement through the year, certainly kept audiences primed and eager for the company’s triumphant return to the stage in the spring.”

During the 2021-22 season, the Canadian Opera Company also continued to see an outpouring of community-driven support for the development of Canadian opera, with $9.6 million raised by the company’s passionate members and audiences.

The Canadian Opera Company recently performed productions of “Carmen” and “The Flying Dutchman” and is set to perform a production of “The Marriage of Figaro” in January.