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Canadian Opera Company

145 Queen St. W, Toronto, ON | Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1E8, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-336-8231
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Ranked #49 of 320 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Operas
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... more » 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. « less
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Toronto
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Toronto, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

As an avid opera fan I do not go to the Canadian Opera Company. The staging and costumes are always so dark and dingy. Their production do Aida was one of the worst seen in living memory. However good the singing is you might as well buy the CD and not pay the steep prices. Use your money to see... More

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Paris, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The amphitheatre is actually a gorgeous 2 story hall where concerts are given during lunch time. I went there last Tuesday with my 5 year old grandson to listen to music composed by John Adams for 2 pianos. The composer himself was there to give an introduction to his work and about the pianists. The acoustics are wonderful and the... More

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Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I started going to the COC as a high school student when they moved to the brand-new (and absolutely gorgeous) Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. I've gone to an average of 2-3 performances a season since 2007, each under the Opera for a New Age program. I highly recommend it for those under the cutoff age (35 I... More

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

You have to pay extra for a wardrobe. While this is common in north america, I still consider it very unappropriate for opera-house. Also, guess what? There are no mirrors(!) in the wardrobe downstairs. As for opera performance – I’m not an expert, hence no comment.

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Lower Mainland, BC
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98 reviews 98 reviews
38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Came to see Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes sung by Ben Heppner. It was fantastic. I don't think I need to say any more. Oh yes, the Four Seasons Centre is such a beautiful building and the acoustics are exceptional.

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