REHEARSAL OF DIE FLEDERMAUS
September 28, 2012, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Pre-rehearsal chat at 6:45 p.m.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)
As part of Culture Days, the Canadian Opera Company offers an exclusive opportunity to attend a portion of a rehearsal of the COC’s new production of Johann Strauss II’s madcap comedy Die Fledermaus at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The rehearsal process is rarely open to the general public but on September 28, 2012, 500 people can catch a first glimpse of this effervescent operetta of mistaken identity and glamorous parties set in elegant, early 20th-century Vienna. A pre-rehearsal chat in the Four Seasons Centre’s Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre gives audience members insight into the popular work, as well as the process of bringing an operatic production to the stage.
Admission is limited to 500 patrons. Tickets to the event are FREE and will be distributed at the door starting at 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis with an allowance of one ticket per person. Tickets are not available in advance. For more information call COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231.
About the Canadian Opera Company
Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The COC enjoys a loyal audience support-base and one of the highest attendance and subscription rates in North America. Under its leadership team of General Director Alexander Neef and Music Director Johannes Debus, the COC is increasingly capturing the opera world’s attention. The COC maintains its international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation by creating new productions within its diverse repertoire, collaborating with leading opera companies and festivals, and attracting the world’s foremost Canadian and international artists. The COC performs in its own opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, hailed internationally as one of the finest in the world. Designed by Diamond and Schmitt Architects, the Four Seasons Centre opened in 2006, and is also the performance venue for The National Ballet of Canada. For more information on the COC, visit its award-winning website, coc.ca.