Circle of Artists: Ian CussonBy COC StaffPosted in Circle of Artists
Over the next several months, the Canadian Opera Company will be highlighting members from our Circle of Artists initiative — an advisory body that is sparking conversation around institutional change at the COC and speaking directly to decision-makers to shape commitments that will support Indigenous communities with relationships based on reciprocity, caring, and mutual respect.
Circle of Artists: Spotlight on Composer Ian Cusson[READ MORE]
Hear From a Past Winner: Simona GengaBy Simona GengaPosted in Ensemble Studio
We were so well prepared and supported in the lead-up to the competition, but I was still surprised at how ready and comfortable I felt the moment I stepped onto the stage that night.
I don’t have enough words to describe just how exhilarating and palpable that moment was.
It was absolutely surreal. [READ MORE]
Director's Notes: TurandotBy Robert WilsonPosted in 1920
Puccini’s Turandot was inspired by Schiller’s early-19th-century German adaptation of an 18th-century Italian comedy by Carlo Gozzi, who drew on a French retelling of a supposedly traditional Persian fairytale set in ancient China. Gozzi created a piece in the style of commedia dell’arte, a codified theatre form with set characters, story lines, and gestures.
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