Operanation 2017’s VIP Dinner: A Curious Meal, Indeed!

The Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) Operanation is one of my favourite events of the year – especially its VIP dinner.  Catered by 10tation Event Catering and held at the COC’s the Four Seasons Centre fo the Performing Arts, the meal… Continue Reading

A Night of Music and Fine Wine at the COC’s Annual Fine Wine Auction

I had the privilege of attending the annual Fine Wine auction for the Canadian Opera Company (COC) on April 6.   Held at their home, The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the evening featured delicious food courtesy of 10ation… Continue Reading

Toronto Soprano Wins the COC’s Centre Stage 2015

Home-grown soprano, Emily D’Angelo not only takes home the grand prize of $5,000, but was also picked as the audience’s choice winner (last year’s winner, Charles Sy was also picked by the audience), worth $1,500.  The first and second runners… Continue Reading

COC’s Centre Stage 2015: November 3

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Centre Stage, The Canadian Opera Company’s annual competition for its Ensemble Studio program will be held on November 3, 2015.  As many of you may know, the Ensemble Studio is a unique program where talented singers are given the opportunity… Continue Reading

Everything Old is New Again: Toronto’s Cultural Institutions’ Appeal to the Young

Art galleries and museums were once considered the exclusive domain of society’s elite – not for nothing was the term “art snob” coined. But in recent years, Toronto’s largest galleries, museums and performing arts centres are aggressively targeting a younger… Continue Reading

Canadian Opera Company’s 2015-2016 Season to Feature Pyramus and Thisbe

As a member of the Canadian Opera Company‘s (COC) Ensemble Circle, I had the opportunity to attend last night’s announcement of the COC’s upcoming season.  I have to admit that I am very excited.  Many old favourites are back, as… Continue Reading

Charles Sy Captures Hearts of Audience and Jury

This year’s Centre Stage competition, which was held this past Tuesday at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts was another great success, with tenor Charles Sy winning both first place and the audiences’ choice award, making his prize… Continue Reading

Centre Stage Finalists Dress/Suit Fittings!

Centre Stage, the annual competition for cash and places in the Canadian Opera Company’s prestigious Ensemble Studio will be held tonight, November 25, 2014.  Seven finalists, all dressed to the nines, will be competing for spots and last Friday, I… Continue Reading