Canadian Opera Company Short Videos Collection

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1. General Director Alexander Neef, Music Director Johannes Debus, and featured artists including Alan Held, Ben Heppner, Adrianne Pieczonka and Sondra Radvanovsky introduce the Canadian Opera Company's 2013/2014 season.

The company's 64th season stars the world's best singers, conductors, directors and designers in a performance year with seven operas, including three COC premieres and three new COC productions.

The COC presents Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème with a new production; Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte with a new COC production by Atom Egoyan; Giuseppe Verdi's Un ballo in maschera; a new COC production and premiere of George Frideric Handel's Hercules; Gaetano Donizetti's Roberto Devereux with a COC premiere; and Jules Massenet's Don Quichotte with a COC premiere.

2. Go behind the scenes with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as she describes her feelings towards her role debut as Sesto in La clemenza di Tito.

Canadian Opera Company - Explore the 2012/2013 Season

1. Tristan und Isolde Preview
An epic return for an epic opera. Legendary director Peter Sellars recreates his awe-inspiring production in Toronto, starring two of the world's leading dramatic singers, Ben Heppner and Melanie Diener.

2. La clemenza di Tito Preview
Mozart's final opera delivers a sublimely beautiful score and a story about forgiveness and enlightenment in the face of betrayal, starring Michael Schade as Emperor Tito and directed by Christopher Alden.

3. Lucia di Lammermoor Preview
Donizetti's bel canto classic returns to the Canadian Opera Company this winter, featuring the musical artistry of soprano Anna Christy under the direction of David Alden.

4.Salome Preview
Atom Egoyan returns to the Canadian Opera Company to revise his searing production of Richard Straus's visceral thriller, starring dramatic soprano Erika Sunnegårdh.

5. Dialogues des Carmélites Preview
Isabel Bayrakdarian, Judith Forst, Hélène Guilmette and Adrianne Pieczonka star in internationally acclaimed director Robert Carsen's return to the Canadian Opera Company with Poulenc's shattering masterwork.

6. Die Fledermaus Preview
Die Fledermaus returns to the Canadian Opera Company for the first time in over twenty years with a brand new production directed by Christopher Alden. In this preview, Alexander Neef, Johannes Debus and our Eisenstein, Michael Schade, discuss why Die Fledermaus is so much fun.

7. Il Trovatore Preview
Il Trovatore, opening this fall, features some of Verdi's most thrilling music and the COC debut of renowned tenor Ramón Vargas. In this preview, Alexander Neef, Russell Braun, and Sandra Horst discuss what makes this production so exciting.

8. Il Trovatore Montage
Watch a montage of scenes from the Canadian Opera Company's 2012 production of Verdi's Il Trovatore starring Ramón Vargas, Elza van den Heever, Elena Manistina and Russell Braun. Il Trovatore

9. Watch a montage of scenes from the Canadian Opera Company's brand new production of Die Fledermaus starring Michael Schade, Tamara Wilson, Laura Tucker, Ambur Braid, Mireille Asselin and David Pomeroy.

1. Inside Opera - Die Fledermaus Costumes
Learn about the costumes and designs by Constance Hoffman for the Canadian Opera Company's new production of Die Fledermaus.

2. Inside Opera - The Sets of Die Fledermaus
Learn about the set construction and design behind the Canadian Opera Company's new fall production of Die Fledermaus.

3. Inside Opera - Behind the scenes of Die Fledermaus
Explore the backstage of the Four Seasons Centre on the night of the dress rehearsal for Die Fledermaus, watch an interview with Tamara Wilson (Rosalinde) and experience the audience reactions from the production.

About Canadian Opera Company
The COC is the largest producer of opera in Canada and enjoys an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation.

English: The Joey and Toby Tannenbaum Opera Ce...
The Joey and Toby Tannenbaum Opera Centre, a complex of reconditioned historic industrial buildings at 227 Front Street East in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, houses the main offices of the Canadian Opera Company. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The Four Seasons Centre, home of the COC.
The Four Seasons Centre, home of the COC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)