Acclaimed for its beauty and elegant simplicity, this production is directed by Robert Carsen and designed by Michael Levine, two Canadian visionaries of the opera stage.




This highly anticipated world premiere from composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor features the company debuts of opera legends Thomas Hampson and Karita Mattila.




COC Chorus Led by Price Family Chorus Master Chair Sandra Horst

The COC Chorus is made up of professional singers, some of whom have worked with the company for more than 20 years.

The COC Academy

The COC Academy includes training programs for young singers, coaches, instrumentalists and other opera professionals.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Inaugurated in 2006, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is the first building of its kind in Canada; a theatre built specifically for opera and ballet performances with the finest level of acoustics.

Alexander Neef General Director

German-born Alexander Neef, appointed General Director of the Canadian Opera Company in June 2008, has worked with some of the most prestigious arts organizations in the world.

Johannes Debus Music Director

Maestro Johannes Debus was appointed Music Director of the Canadian Opera Company in 2009, having already established himself in many of the great opera houses and festivals of Europe.

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      Main banner: Creative: BT/A, photography: Gaetz Photography; Centre Stage banner: Ensemble Studio Competition First Prize and Audience Choice Award winner mezzo-soprano Simona Genga with finalists of the Ensemble Studio Competition and COC Music Director Johannes Debus (third from left), Centre Stage 2017, photo: Michael Cooper; Music Director Johannes Debus and the COC Orchestra (2018), photo: Gaetz Photography; A scene from Peter Grimes (COC, 2013),  photo: Michael Cooper; Members of the 2017/2018 COC Ensemble Studio, photo: Gaetz Photography; Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (2018), photo: Sam Javanrouh;  Alexander Neef, photo: Gaetz Photography; Johannes Debus, photo: Gaetz Photography

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