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Address: Toronto, ON 145 Queen St W | Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario M5H 4G1, Canada
Phone Number: 416-336-8231

Presenting at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Canadian...

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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Amazing shows, beautiful building and lovely architecture!

A really nice place to visit for operas. The building architecture is beautiful, the staff is courteous and shows are amazing. All in all, Canadian Opera Company offers a really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A really nice place to visit for operas. The building architecture is beautiful, the staff is courteous and shows are amazing. All in all, Canadian Opera Company offers a really enjoyable experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Always provides an excellent selection of opera at a reasonable price. Visually pleasing architecture. Friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The company presents amazing work. Opera singers with comparable quality of Europeans ones. The theatre has excellent acoustics .

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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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