The 2013 annual report boasts the organization’s 13th consecutive operating surplus — slightly more than $88,000 on a total budget of $5.4 million. Ticket sales grew by almost $200,000 from last year’s $1.6 million.
“Had the Music and Beyond chairs been discovered during Gould’s lifetime, he almost certainly would have welcomed having a chair identical to The Chair in its original, more comfortable version,” says the press release.
The Canadian Opera Company’s end-of-season report, crammed with a long list of accomplishments and accolades, has for years reminded us of the popularity and strength of opera in Toronto’s musical life.
The season opens on Oct. 6 with slapstick comedy as company artistic director Guillermo Silva-Marin casts himself as the embattled theatre director in an adaptation of Mozart’s 1786 Singspiel, Der Schauspieldirektor.