Canadian Opera Company

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The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is an opera company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.wikipedia
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Lotfi Mansouri

Lofti Mansouri
Lotfi Mansouri was the COC's general director from 1976 to 1988.
He was an opera director from about 1960 onwards, and is best known for being the General Director of the Canadian Opera Company and of the San Francisco Opera from 1988 through 2001.

Four Seasons Centre

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The COC performs in its own opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
It is the home of the Canadian Opera Company (COC) and the National Ballet of Canada.

Michael Levine (set designer)

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Michael Levine was the designer, and there were four directors: Michael Levine (Das Rheingold), Atom Egoyan (Die Walküre), François Girard (Siegfried), and Tim Albery (Götterdämmerung).
He is best known for his work in opera, including the scenic design for the Canadian Opera Company's 2006 production of Wagner's Ring Cycle, directed by Atom Egoyan.

Surtitles

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In 1983, the COC introduced surtitles (supertitles) to their productions, the first company to use them in an opera house.
The word Surtitle is a trademark of the Canadian Opera Company.

Richard Bradshaw (conductor)

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Dickie named Richard Bradshaw the COC's chief conductor and head of music in 1989.
Richard James Bradshaw, O.Ont (26 April 1944 – 15 August 2007) was a British opera conductor and the General Director of the Canadian Opera Company (COC) in Toronto.

Toronto

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The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is an opera company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The city is home to the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Electronic Ensemble, and the Canadian Stage Company.

Nicholas Goldschmidt

Nicholas Goldschmidt and Herman Geiger-Torel founded the organization in 1950 as the Royal Conservatory Opera Company.
In 1950, Goldschmidt, Arnold Walter and Herman Geiger-Torel helped to found the Royal Conservatory Opera Company, which later became the Canadian Opera Company.

Sandra Horst

Pianist and vocal coach Sandra Horst currently serves as the company's chorus master.
She is the chorus master at the Canadian Opera Company.

Joan Sutherland

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Productions included Joan Sutherland's first performance of Donizetti's Anna Bolena.

Nixon in China

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In 2011, the opera received its Metropolitan Opera debut, a production based on the original sets, and in the same year was given an abstract production in Toronto by the Canadian Opera Company.

War and Peace (opera)

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In October 2008, Johannes Debus made his debut with the COC as a conductor in a production of Prokofiev's War and Peace, where he earned critical acclaim.
The Canadian Opera Company performed the opera as part of its 2008-09 season.

The Nightingale (opera)

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In 2017/2018, the Canadian Opera Company performed the opera in Toronto along with other short works by Stravinsky as "The Nightingale and Other Short Fables," reviving a 2011 production by Robert Lepage that premiered in Toronto before touring to New York.

Der Ring des Nibelungen

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In 2006, the COC opened its new opera house with an all-new production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.
The Canadian Opera Company celebrated the opening of its new home, the Four Seasons Centre, by performing three complete Ring Cycles in September 2006.

Meridian Hall (Toronto)

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For forty years until April 2006, the COC had performed at the O'Keefe Centre (now known as Meridian Hall).
Like The National Ballet, The Canadian Opera Company also made the Centre its home stage, from as early as 1961 to 2006.

Anna Bolena

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Productions included Joan Sutherland's first performance of Donizetti's Anna Bolena.

L'Amour de loin

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This same production was given by Vlaamse Opera in September 2010, and by the Canadian Opera Company in February 2012.

Louis Riel (opera)

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The opera was commissioned by the Floyd S. Chalmers Foundation and produced by the Canadian Opera Company with financial assistance from the Canadian Centennial Commission, the Canada Council, and the Province of Ontario Council for the Arts (Ontario Arts Council).

Hadrian (opera)

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Hadrian is an opera composed by American-Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, that premiered October 13, 2018 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto by the Canadian Opera Company.

Cornelis Opthof

*Cornelis Opthof - longest serving member for fifty years.
Cornelis Opthof (February 10, 1930 – December 16, 2008) was a Dutch-born Canadian bass-baritone who sang with the Canadian Opera Company for fifty years, its longest serving member.

Maometto II

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The Canadian Opera Company performed the work during its 2015-16 season, using the Santa Fe Opera production.

Ariodante

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Among other performances, a four-way co-production between the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, the Canadian Opera Company, Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, and Lyric Opera of Chicago premiered at Aix in 2014.

Harry Somers

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During the 1980s, Somers was kept very busy, receiving many commissions for numerous national music events and organizations, including the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Guelph Spring Festival, the S.C. Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition and the Canadian Opera Company.

Rufus Wainwright

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His second opera, called Hadrian, premiered at the Canadian Opera Company as their opening production of the 2018 mainstage season at the Four Seasons Centre, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada directed by Canadian Director Peter Hinton, with libretto written by Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor.

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The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is an opera company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is an opera company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.