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  • Opera and the Body

    By Jennifer Swan
    Jennifer Swan

    We all breathe! Most of us do this automatically, hundreds of times a day, without thinking about it. In some cases, there are reasons to work on breath and breathing more intentionally; the tremendous power and amplification that singing opera requires is one of those cases. In my work with the COC Ensemble Studio, I assess the mechanics of breath and breath management, and the physical patterns that help or hinder sound production in the singers. Put simply, I help them maximize air and the efficiency of air as they produce the incredible sounds we all admire so much!

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  • Meet the 20/21 Ensemble Studio

    By COC Staff

    This week our Ensemble Studio program started back up with a few new faces! It’s not a typical start to the season, but even though they’re training remotely for the next few weeks, we wanted to help you get to know the voices you’ll be hearing throughout the season. While our physical stage is dark, the show must go on!

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  • Welcome to the Ensemble Studio!

    By COC Staff

    The cat’s out of the bag… we’re welcoming four new young artists to the COC Ensemble Studio! Beginning next fall, soprano Midori Marsh, baritone Jonah Spungin, bass-baritone Alex Halliday, and pianist/intern coach Frances Thielmann will officially join over 235 Canadian opera professionals who have gotten a career jump start from this internationally renowned opera training program.[READ MORE]
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