Inspiring New Voices at the Summer Opera Intensive
By COC Staff
As the newly-formed Community Partnerships and Programs department began planning projects for the coming year, an idea was sparked to develop the Company’s first COC Summer Opera Intensive Program.
A major portion of the goals of the CPP department is to build deep connections and cultivate profound impact in community building. The mission of this week-long summer program was to actively seek out new and emerging Canadian talent and provide not only increased access to training in the arts, but to also offer barrier-free opportunities to learn, develop and engage with our organization.
Read on to learn more about the Summer Opera Intensive, the first free program of its kind for the Canadian Opera Company!
The final production hitting the Four Seasons Centre stage this season, Puccini’s Tosca delivers a powerful capital-O Opera finale! Big emotions and even bigger voices sparkle in this fast-paced political thriller from one of opera’s most beloved composers.
Read on to learn more about the show’s spectacular visuals, fascinating musical structure, and the opera hit list comprising its explosive score in our newest COC News article.
Each summer, the Canadian Opera Company offers a wide range of creative programs connecting children, youth, and young adults to opera through meaningful experiential learning and professional development opportunities. This summer, we were thrilled to gather in person once again over four fantastic weeks of engaging opera learning in our COC Summer Opera Camps—and a brand-new weeklong professional development program for advanced singers, the COC Summer Opera Intensive.
Read on for a look at what some of our talented young artists-in-training created over the summer.