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Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company (COC) is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The company enjoys an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation. The COC presents...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Toronto, ON 145 Queen St W | Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario M5H 4G1, Canada
If you want a lavish production see the new Canadian opera " Hadrian". World class singers but not world class music. The first act was interesting colourful and more dynamic than the boring second act. Leave at intermission.
On the other hand one can't argue...More
We just attended the opening of Anne Bolena with Sondra Ravanovsky. We heard her perform this role at the Met 2 years ago. This production lacked none of the emotional impact. Voices, lighting, acting and attention to detail made this a stupendous success.
We experienced the COC on a Sunday afternoon. We sat in $150 orchestra seats. There were two 25 minute intermissions. The orchestra blasted out the beautiful voices of the talented singers. Most patrons dressed appropriately in sport coats, dress slacks, dressy tops or conservative dresses....More
Simply Amazing! COC? You nailed it. Mrs & I saw the Ring Cycle in its entirety when Four Seasons Centre opened in Sept. 2006. Richard Bradshaw was great, as was the entire Ring Cycle. I wish CVOC would present the "cycle" again. 2017 version, first...More
I just attended a working session for Wagner's last part of the Ring cycle. Full disclosure..I enjoy opera..only one of my friends that does. My first time at a working session. Great way to learn what's happening, what the Director, Conductor are trying to achieve,...More
We took my elderly Mom to see Norma as she is an opera buff and were not diappointed with the quality of the performance and the excellent acoustics. The building itself is very nice but not beautiful as some opera theatres built many years ago...More
We've been COC subscribers for 20 years. Norma was one of the best ever! If you like opera, you need to see and hear this presentation! All I can say about the lead performers and the orchestra is Bravo!
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.