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Canadian Opera Company

Address: 145 Queen St. W, Toronto, ON | Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1E8, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
Phone Number: 416-336-8231
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Ranked #56 of 317 Activities in Toronto
Type: Operas, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Presenting at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Canadian Opera Company (COC) is...
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Type: Operas, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Presenting at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Canadian Opera Company (COC) is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The Toronto-based company enjoys an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation. The COC produces fully staged operas and a free series of 90 concerts at the Four Seasons Centre. Annually, over 120,000 people attend COC mainstage performances and it has over 17,000 subscribers.

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Toronto, Canada
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413 reviews 413 reviews
166 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I expected much from this, given the buzz that had surrounded Dmitri Tcherniakov's production. We were disappointed. The singing was great, with Russell Braun as the Don and Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello heading a very strong cast. The orchestra was also excellent. The production, however, was static, mystifying and boring. When a director explains his conception, you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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34 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I used to frequent the COC when they first set up shop and while I don't want to discredit the performers whatsoever, I can't say the experience is that great anymore. The Four Seasons venue is great, very modern--definitely not your old school European opera house, which is good or bad, depending on who you ask. The opera is hardly... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We enjoyed the last showing of Madame Butterfly this past week and it was truly incredible. I have seen the show before but felt the COC rendition was spectacular. The musicians and performers were spot on. Butterfly and Pinkerton's voice was heart stopping. The Four Seasons Center was a great venue felt classy but relaxed. The Opera itself is a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Falstaff, the opera currently being performed at the COC's Four Seasons Centre is a gem. I am not easily impressed but I must say that the acting, singing, facial expressions, staging, lighting, sets and of course the music and the orchestra were all PERFECT! I wouldn't change a thing. For a change, the COC got it all right. It truly... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Saw Madame Butterfly while in the city. The opera was very well done from the technical aspects to the quality voices of the performers.

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Toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I haven't been for a while, but I have been coming here since it first opened, and many of the shows I've seen were wonderfully done, with beautiful costumes and imagery, and the talents are magnificent. The bar area in between shows is lovely and the staff are all very warm and welcoming. The whole building is full of magnificent... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

There is better music,art, drama and dance in Canada than anyplace else. The Opera company is world class. The streets have lots of character and above all one of the safest places you will ever find. The restaurants are eclectic and fit any pocket book. Toronto embraces cultural diversity. Make Toronto Island a must see, the skyline from the ferry... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Four Seasons Center is superb. Had seats on the upper balcony and still had great views and the sound is impeccable. Having been to the Met in NY and the Chandler Pavillion in L.A. I would say that the C.o.C. has the best performance venue. Have seen Peter Sellars' Tristan & Isolde and Atom Egoyan's Cosi Fan Tutte which... More 

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Midland, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had seasons tickets to the Opera this year. Productions varied, but were challenging, moving and fun. Always exciting to go out and see live theatre with live music. All-round great experience, and a lovely venue.

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Didn't care for the opera we saw but wanted to experience the facility - simply beautiful. We got rush tickets and it was well worth it to spend a few hours sitting and taking it all in. Recommend a visit.

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