COC Ensemble Studio Competition
November 29, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)
Tickets: $15 – $40
The Canadian Opera Company hosts its second annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 29, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the intimate Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The Ensemble Studio Competition is the final round of national auditions for the COC Ensemble Studio, Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals. An exclusive insiders’ experience, the Ensemble Studio Competition opens up a behind-the-scenes audition process and introduces the stars of tomorrow well before they step onto the COC stage. The finalists compete in front of a public audience for four cash prizes and the offer of a coveted position in the 2013/2014 Ensemble Studio.
Tickets to the second annual Ensemble Studio Competition are $15 – $40 and are on sale as of November 1, 2012. Tickets are available online at coc.ca, by calling 416-363-8231, or in person at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, located at 145 Queen St. W., Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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.