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THE SCOOP | Canadian Opera Company Calls Off 2019-20 Season, Announces Plans For #OperaAtHome

By Michael Vincent on March 27, 2020

Announced today, the Canadian Opera Company has cancelled all upcoming performances and events for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Given the recent state of emergency and continued restrictions on public gatherings, it has become clear to us that to protect our audiences, artists, and staff, the COC must make the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of our 2019/2020 season,” said COC General Director Alexander Neef in a statement.

Cancelled events include Aida and The Flying Dutchman, which were scheduled to run through May 16, 2020. All remaining performances in the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, and fundraising events Operanation and the Fine Wine Auction have also been cancelled.

“This global crisis has made it clear how much we all must rely on each other for support especially — during this time of social distancing,”. “As we navigate this situation, I cannot express how grateful I am that the COC has such a dedicated and passionate community. In this unprecedented moment, we need your support and investment more than ever.”

Ticket holders are being offered options including refunds, donations, credit, or the possibility of using tickets for future events. 

The COC has closed their offices, and staff are working remotely from their homes. 

Members of the COC Ensemble Studio have moved training remotely, including a virtual roundtable with opera cast members.

The COC is currently looking at ways to maintain its connection with opera lovers in Toronto, including #OperaAtHome, a digital initiative shared by COC artists from their homes. More details to follow.

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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