Canadian Opera Company Announces the Return of ‘Musical Flights’

(Photo credit: Gaetz & IMG Artists) This summer, the Canadian Opera Company will once again present “Musical Flights,” the company’s casual community concert series. Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio will perform a program of operatic showstoppers that preview the COC’s upcoming productions of “Nabucco,” “Faust,” “Madama Butterfly,” and “Eugene Onegin.” A variety of Broadway hits including selections from “Oklahoma!,” {…}

Canadian Opera Company to Present ‘Aportia Chryptych: A Black Opera for Portia White’

The Canadian Opera Company is set to world premiere “Aportia Chryptych: A Black Opera for Portia White” from Canadian director and librettist HAUI and composer Sean Mayes. White was a Nova Scotian contralto who was the first Black Canadian concert performer to achieve international fame in the mid-20th century. In a statement, HAUI said, “What a poetic justice to share Portia’s {…}

Gabrielle Turgeon, Elisabeth St-Gelais, Emily Rocha, Matthew Bermudez, Jamal al Titi, Matthew Li, & Duncan Stenhouse Named Finalist in Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition

(Photo credit: The Canadian Opera Company) The Canadian Opera Company’s Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition finalists have been announced. Those moving forward in the competition are sopranos Gabrielle Turgeon, Elisabeth St-Gelais, and Emily Rocha, tenor Matthew Bermudez, baritone Jamal al Titi, and basses Matthew Li, and Duncan Stenhouse. At the annual fundraiser and vocal competition each participant will perform an {…}

The Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series Line Up

The Canadian Opera Company’s free concert series at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre runs September through May. This article only includes classical vocal works. First up is “Meet the Ensemble Studio.” The company’s artistic development program is comprised of emerging professional Canadian opera artists. Performance Date: September 20, 2023 “Mostly Mozart” is performed by UofT Opera. Performance Date: September 27, 2023 {…}