Join us for A Season Like No Other as we reconnect you with your favourite artists and the extraordinary experience of live opera over the course of three distinct stages of programming: Fall Stage, Winter Stage, and Spring Stage.




We are thrilled to be engaging more than 100 mainstage artists, craftspeople, choristers, and backstage crew members, as well as over 60 orchestral instrumentalists in making the Fall Stage possible –– gathering our creative community in Toronto’s magnificent Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for the first time in 18 months to share their passion and craft with you, all while leading the recovery and sustainability of live theatre and performance.

To celebrate this moment and thank you for your continued support, we are making our 2021/2022 Fall Stage offerings available to anybody in Canada for free through the COC’s first-ever digital streaming initiative — connecting Canadians with opera from coast to coast to coast.

This innovative season will continue with Winter and Spring Stage announcements as we look ahead to welcoming live audiences as soon as we are able.


Fall Stage details will be released this August.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


PROGRAMMING
How will I access the Fall Stage programming?

All videos can be viewed on coc.ca for free – no special app, password, or personal log-in is required.


What are the browser and system requirements for viewing Fall Stage programming?

  • You will be able to access from a PC running Windows 7 or later, or a Mac running macOS Sierra (10.12.6) or later.
  • We recommend you use the most up-to-date version of your preferred internet browser (i.e., Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari).
  • Most mobile and tablet devices will be able to access the Digital Fall Stage programming
    • However, some BlackBerry or Windows phones may not be compatible
    • Samsung mobile devices must use Chrome as their browser 

When will we learn specifics about the Fall Stage programming?

Full programming details, including productions, casting, and creative teams will be shared in August. Be the first to know by signing up for our eOpera newsletter at coc.ca/eOpera!


When will we know more about the Winter and Spring Stages?

A Season Like No Other was thoughtfully designed to be as responsive and adaptable as possible to ongoing public health developments with respect to COVID-19 restrictions. As such, more details will be released closer to each mini-season (Fall Stage, Winter Stage, and Spring Stage) to best reflect current public health guidelines. Make sure you're updated with the very latest by signing up for our eOpera newsletter at coc.ca/eOpera!
TICKETS AND SUBSCRIPTION SEATS
What will happen to my subscription seats this season?

If you are a Premier subscriber with renewable seats, they were placed on sabbatical for you. That means all renewable seats from the 2019/2020 season are being put on hold and will be carried over with no further action required from you at this time.


What will happen to my place in the subscriber seating queue?

All subscribers will have their priority in the seating queue carried over with no further action required from you at this time.


What if I did not renew for the canceled 2020/2021 season?

No further action is required from you at this time, and your priority in the seating queue will be maintained if you order a subscription when they are available again.
GIFT CERTIFICATES
I received a gift certificate for my 2020/2021 subscription. When can I use it?

Gift certificates do not expire and can be redeemed for any performance or subscription package.


I have not received the gift certificate I requested. How can I get that?

Please call Ticket Services at 416-363-8231, or email [email protected].
PREPARING FOR A SAFE RETURN TO THE OPERA HOUSE
What kind of safety protocols will the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts be implementing for artists, staff, and – later – audiences?

The Four Seasons Centre will only open to the public when it is safe to do so, operating under strict adherence to Ontario Public Health guidelines that include rules regarding venue capacity, physical distancing measures and the implementation of physical barriers where necessary.

In mapping out a safe return to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for our audiences, artists, and staff, both the Canadian Opera Company and The National Ballet of Canada have engaged Get Ready, specialists in emergency management and training, to advise and guide all planning for live audience programming.

In addition: 
  • Rigorous cleaning and sanitation protocols are in place
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the venue
  • “No touch” sinks are available in all washrooms

More details on the in-person experience will be shared closer to reallowance of live audiences.


Will masks be required to attend live performances later on?

The Canadian Opera Company will continue to adhere to all the latest Ontario Public Health guidelines regarding masks. In the event that masks are required indoors and a patron has medical exemption (for which they hold a note from an MD), the COC can assist in providing a face shield.


How will physical distancing requirements affect seating plans?

The requirements pertaining to physically distanced seating will be directly affected by the success of ongoing vaccination, amongst other factors. As such, the COC will continue to follow the lead of Ontario Public Health and all latest guidelines provided by the province. For as long as physically distanced seating remains a requirement, COC subscribers will receive priority access in gratitude and recognition for their continued support of Canadian opera. We will continue to provide updates as these circumstances change and evolve.

**Please note that even if your renewable seats are not available for 2021/2022, they are being held for you for when we can return to a regular opera season.



 


Check-in with Perryn
Digital Video Series


In this monthly video series, COC General Director Perryn Leech speaks directly to you, our audiences, with regular updates on the company’s future plans as we look ahead to our 2021/2022 season.

Recognizing that our audiences are key partners in the recovery and return of live opera, Check-in with Perryn is a direct line into the artistic plans, collaborations, and people who make the thrilling experience of opera possible.

Have a question for Perryn? Email [email protected]




EPISODE 5: July 7, 2021

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