Get dressed up for a night to remember at the Canadian Opera Company this season

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As the weather gets colder, it becomes the optimal time to enjoy some of the amazing art that Toronto has to offer. If you’re looking for somewhere you can get dressed up for a night of culture with friends, look no further than the Canadian Opera Company!

Whether you’re an opera aficionado or new to the art form, the Canadian Opera Company welcomes everyone to experience the transformative power of opera filled with the emotions, drama and melodies that will stay with you long after the final curtain falls.

This season, the Canadian Opera Company’s repertoire offers fresh takes on classics that are unique to Toronto. There will be six mainstage operas, including five being shown in Toronto for the first time!

A scene from the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Fidelio, 2023, photo: Michael Cooper

Highlights this season include Fidelio — known as Beethoven’s only opera — a political drama given a modern twist thanks to the direction of Matthew Ozawa. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you watch Leonore disguise herself as a man to go undercover in the prison she suspects her husband is being kept in as a political prisoner.

A scene from the Canadian Opera Company’s production of La Bohème, 2023, photo: Michael Cooper

There’s also Puccini’s whirlwind romance, La Bohème, following the lives of struggling artists as they search for love in Bohemian Paris. And the Toronto production features a love story of its own — a real-life married couple star as the show’s young lovers!

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Photo: Sam Javanrouh

If you’ve always wanted to visit the opera, now is your chance: the Canadian Opera Company is offering a 15 per cent discount on tickets using the code COC15.

Challenge your preconceived notions about the opera by seeing for yourself the power of this captivating art form. Minutes into a performance, you’ll see how the opera transcends age, background and even prior exposure to the art form. With powerful music and moving performances, prepare for an unforgettable experience for all — opera is an art that truly speaks to the soul!

R. Fraser Elliott Hall at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, photo: Lucia Graca

The opera also offers a rare opportunity to dress up for a night out in the city — grab that outfit you’ve been saving for the perfect event and take a few photos inside the beautiful Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for a true night to remember.

A timeless experience that celebrates the fusion of tradition and innovation, this season’s productions will resonate with today’s audiences and bring something new to each attendee.

So this season, try something new and visit the Canadian Opera Company to immerse yourself in the bewitching world of opera, where extraordinary voices, stunning visuals and powerful storytelling come together to create unforgettable performances.


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