• Artist John A. Schweitzer, Vallum Hadrianus collection

    By COC Staff
    Art work from the Vallum Hadrianus collection by John A. Schweitzer

    The story of Hadrian is such a universal and engrossing story, it has recently captured the hearts and minds of many artists to retell it. To commemorate the world premiere of the COC’s current production of Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian.

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  • Meet the 2018 Centre Stage Finalists

    By COC Staff

    On November 1, 2018, Centre Stage: A Night of Voices will transform the stage of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts into an arena for the COC Ensemble Studio Competition. Eight of the most talented young Canadian singers will gather in Toronto for a chance at prizes, as well as chance to join the prestigious COC Ensemble Studio.

    Let's meet this year's finalists.[READ MORE]
    Posted in Centre Stage
  • Becoming Antinous: Week Five

    By Isaiah Bell
    (l-r) Thomas Hampson as Hadrian and Isaiah Bell as Antinous in the Canadian Opera Company’s world premiere production of Hadrian, 2018

    Week Five

    Friday, October 5

    Full run on stage with piano tonight. My throat is feeling dodgy and I’m concerned. A couple other people have been sick. My goal tonight is to try to stay present no matter what... because I know that I’m mostly likely to abandon myself...

    Posted in Hadrian


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