Your Guide to Puccini's TurandotBy COC StaffPosted in 1920
Turandot’s subject matter was a departure for Puccini, who had spent almost the entirety of his career writing operas rooted in realism — La Bohème, for example, is about penniless artists trying to make it in Paris; Tosca is a thriller about an opera singer caught in a game of cat-and-mouse during the French Revolutionary Wars. But with Turandot, Puccini took a decisive turn away from stories about real people in specific places and entered a realm of the fantastical.
The Turandot ProblemBy Richard LeePosted in 1920
How do we watch and listen (and hopefully enjoy) Puccini’s Turandot in 2019?
It is a challenge to our sensibilities because the work comes from a vastly different historical moment than our own.
Preview: Hansel & GretelBy COC StaffPosted in 1920
We have a sneak peek of Hansel & Gretel in this excerpt of the "Evening Prayer" performed by COC Ensemble Studio artists Anna-Sophie Neher and Simone McIntosh at our 2019/2020 Season Reveal event this past winter.
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