• The Canadian Opera Company welcomes David Ferguson as Interim General Director

    By COC Staff


    The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is today announcing that General Director Perryn Leech will be moving on from the organization by mutual agreement. David C. Ferguson has been appointed as Interim General Director, effective immediately. We thank Perryn for his contributions to the organization over the last three years.

    David brings a strong record of professional accomplishment to this interim role and has a commitment to the COC that extends to his time as both President and Chair of the Board of Directors. Prior to his retirement, David served as Executive Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of BMO Capital Markets.



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    Posted in 23/24 Season
  • Director's Note: APORTIA CHRYPTYCH

    By COC Staff


    Opening Friday, June 14 at the Canadian Opera Company Theatre, Aportia Chryptych: A Black Opera for Portia White is a bold, new Black opera that sets out to reclaim the story of Portia White,  the first Black Canadian concert performer to achieve international fame in the mid-20th century. 

    In this article, hear from the show's Director and Librettist, HAUI, as he explores the show's creation ahead of opening night!



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    Posted in 23/24 Season
  • The Weird and Wonderful Worlds of Barbe & Doucet

    By COC Staff


    This spring, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale returns to our stage in an eye-popping new production from Canadian creative duo Renaud Doucet and André Barbe, whose fresh take on this irrepressible comedy transports audiences on a Technicolor trip to 1960s Rome.

    In anticipation of this feel-good event of the season, we’re diving into a brief retrospective of career highlights from the endlessly imaginative team behind the show. Read on to discover why Barbe & Doucet productions are unlike anything else you’ll see at the opera house, and be sure to join us when Don Pasquale opens on April 26!



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    Posted in 23/24 Season

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