This season, celebrate Mozart’s birthday with his greatest comedy, The Marriage of Figaro! Opening on the legendary composer’s birthday, January 27, our celebrated production casts this subversive love story in a dreamy haze, delivering a unique take on one of opera’s most beloved works.
Read on to explore the unforgettable music scoring this opera classic!
Returning to the COC stage this October, Bizet’sCarmen stars two dazzling mezzo-sopranos in the title role—Grammy Award-winner J’Nai Bridges and Ensemble Studio graduate Rihab Chaieb. Our acclaimed production pushes the iconic opera a century forward to the 1950s, and transports audiences to a sun-drenched setting that crackles with electricity and drama.
Read on to learn more all about the iconic opera’s many inspirations, updates, and adaptations—from its Spanish folksong origins to its second life on the silver screen.
Kicking off our 2022/2023 season,The Flying Dutchman makes its first appearance on the COC stage in over a decade this October, conducted by COC Music Director Johannes Debus! This seafaring classic tells the legend of a cursed sea captain, his ghostly ship, and a young woman infatuated with the captain’s story.
Read on to learn more about the show, and the immense impact its composition had on the development of music for both the stage and screen.