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COFFEE BREAK | Remembering Rob Ford And The Opera That He Inspired

By Ludwig Van on March 22, 2016

With today’s somber news that former Toronto mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46, we bring you something to remember him by – an aria from Rob Ford, The Opera.

While Rob Ford never got to see the opera that he inspired back in 2012, it’s also very likely he did not know his Puccini from his Linguini. He was a colourful man with a personality as big as his frame. Love him or hate him, he lived life as big an opera, and he will never be forgotten.

Video: Rob Ford aria, arranged and written by Topher Mokrzewski, resident conductor with the Calgary Opera. Alex Beley and Tyler Fitzgerald sing as the Ford Nation Chorus.

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THE SCOOP | Alexander Neef Named In List Of Candidates For Head Of Paris Opera

By Michael Vincent on March 13, 2019

Canadian Opera Company's Alexander Neef included in the long list of 10 candidates being considered for the coveted director-general of the Paris Opera.
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ON THE ROAD | Hong Kong Arts Festival: A Tale of Two Tannhäusers

By Joseph So on March 11, 2019

Ludwig Van takes a trip overseas to the Hong Kong Arts Festival to see Oper Leipzig "Tannhäuser" — and what we find (mostly) wins us over.
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THE SCOOP | The COC Announces New ‘Opera For Toronto’ Community Events

By Michael Vincent on February 28, 2019

Announced today, the Canadian Opera Company will present two new Opera For Toronto events this spring.
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