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CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY WELCOMES FIVE STUDENT MUSICIANS TO 2019 COC ORCHESTRA ACADEMYBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy welcomes five student musicians to join its sixth annual training intensive, taking place January 6 – 26, 2019. Led by COC Music Director Johannes Debus, and in collaboration with The Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Schulich School of Music of McGill University and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, the program offers its student musicians one-on-one mentorship and practical experience in their pursuit of a career in an opera orchestra.
COC ANNOUNCES NEW COMMISSION: THE OLD FOOLS BY COMPOSER ANA SOKOLOVIĆ AND LIBRETTIST PAUL BENTLEYBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Julien Bilodeau now composing La Reine-Garçon with Michel Marc Bouchard
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company announced today a new mainstage commission: The Old Fools by celebrated Montreal-based composer Ana Sokolović and seasoned British librettist Paul Bentley. La Reine-Garçon, first announced in 2015, is moving forward as a co-commission with the Opéra de Montréal – the first mainstage collaboration of its kind between the two major Canadian opera companies; at its helm are two exceptional Canadian artists: Julien Bilodeau as composer and Michel Marc Bouchard as librettist.
IAN CUSSON NAMED AS CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S NEW COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCEBy Public RelationsRead the PDF version here.Posted In Press Releases
Residency to include new commissioned work with librettist Colleen Murphy
Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Academy, a pioneering development program to foster young opera artists, creators and administrators, is piloting a new artistic development opportunity in 2019: the Composer-in-Residence program, for which Canadian composer Ian Cusson has been selected as the inaugural artist. Cusson begins his residency with the COC on August 19, 2019.