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Address: Toronto, ON 145 Queen St W | Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario M5H 4G1, Canada
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Presenting at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Canadian...

Presenting at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Canadian Opera Company (COC) is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The Toronto-based company enjoys an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation. The COC produces fully staged operas and a free series of 90 concerts at the Four Seasons Centre. Annually, over 120,000 people attend COC mainstage performances and it has over 17,000 subscribers.

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The Magic Flute

The venue in Toronto is exquisite. The story and the music were consistently very good. The performances were also very good.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The venue in Toronto is exquisite. The story and the music were consistently very good. The performances were also very good.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Simply Amazing! COC? You nailed it. Mrs & I saw the Ring Cycle in its entirety when Four Seasons Centre opened in Sept. 2006. Richard Bradshaw was great, as was the entire Ring Cycle. I wish CVOC would present the "cycle" again. 2017 version, first since that grand opening more than 10 years ago, was fantastic. The orchestra outdid itself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I just attended a working session for Wagner's last part of the Ring cycle. Full disclosure..I enjoy opera..only one of my friends that does. My first time at a working session. Great way to learn what's happening, what the Director, Conductor are trying to achieve, what the cast and orchestra have to work through. Very cool to see the behind... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We took my elderly Mom to see Norma as she is an opera buff and were not diappointed with the quality of the performance and the excellent acoustics. The building itself is very nice but not beautiful as some opera theatres built many years ago (ie Teatro Colon). It is very functional however we found there wasnt much leg room... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We've been COC subscribers for 20 years. Norma was one of the best ever! If you like opera, you need to see and hear this presentation! All I can say about the lead performers and the orchestra is Bravo!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

A really nice place to visit for operas. The building architecture is beautiful, the staff is courteous and shows are amazing. All in all, Canadian Opera Company offers a really enjoyable experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Always provides an excellent selection of opera at a reasonable price. Visually pleasing architecture. Friendly staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

The company presents amazing work. Opera singers with comparable quality of Europeans ones. The theatre has excellent acoustics .

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

My wife and I expected much from this, given the buzz that had surrounded Dmitri Tcherniakov's production. We were disappointed. The singing was great, with Russell Braun as the Don and Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello heading a very strong cast. The orchestra was also excellent. The production, however, was static, mystifying and boring. When a director explains his conception, you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

I used to frequent the COC when they first set up shop and while I don't want to discredit the performers whatsoever, I can't say the experience is that great anymore. The Four Seasons venue is great, very modern--definitely not your old school European opera house, which is good or bad, depending on who you ask. The opera is hardly... More 

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