Hera Hyesang Park, Midori Marsh & Andrew Haji Lead Canadian Opera Company’s January 2022 Performances

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Canadian Opera Company official website)

The Canadian Opera Company has announced its 2022 January performances and online productions.

“Voices of Mountains” features the world premiere of “Fire” by former COC Composer-in-Residence Ian Cusson. Mezzo-sopranos Rebecca Cuddy and Marion Newman perform with pianist Gordon Gerrard. Aria Evans is a dancer and choreographer.

Streaming dates: Jan. 15 – June 15, 2022

Roland Wood, Hera Hyesang Park, Andrew Haji, Megan Latham, David Curry, Midori Marsh, Vartan Gabrielian, Thomas Goerz, Jonah Spungin, Jamie Groote, Doug MacNaughton, Peter Barrett, Justin Welsh, Alex Halliday, Olivia Pady, and Larry Mannell star in Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi.” Jader Bignamini conducts a production by Amy Lane.

Streaming dates: Streaming now until April 30, 2022

The Canadian Opera Company will present contemporary Afro-Cuban roots and jazz group, OKAN, in selections from its latest album, “Espiral.”

Streaming dates: Streaming now until May 13, 2022

Soprano Midori Marsh, mezzo-soprano Marion Newman, tenor Andrew Haji, and bass Vartan Gabrielian perform Mozart’s “Requiem.” Johannes Debus conducts a production by Joel Ivany.

Streaming dates: Streaming now until May 27, 2022

The streaming lineup ends with “In Winter” which features the world premiere of a new commission by Métis and French-Canadian composer Ian Cusson. “In Winter” is a meditative piece for chorus and orchestra that sets text by Métis writer Katherena Vermette to original music. The performance will feature soprano Melody Courage, the COC Orchestra under COC Music Director Johannes Debus, the COC Chorus led by Price Family Chorus Master Sandra Horst, as well as artists of the COC Ensemble Studio.

Streaming dates: Streaming now until June 18, 2022