The Canadian Opera Company’s annual Ensemble Studio Competition returns to discover and celebrate the next generation of opera stars. The grand finale of a month-long search for Canada’s best young opera singers, finalists sing one last aria to wow the judges in the hopes of winning cash prizes, performance opportunities, and a chance to join the COC’s career-changing Ensemble Studio training program. They are accompanied by the acclaimed COC Orchestra, led by COC Music Director Johannes Debus, and the night is hosted by great Canadian tenor and CBC radio host Ben Heppner. A complimentary cocktail reception welcomes all attendees.
The competition is followed by the Centre Stage Gala, the COC’s premier fundraiser, in support of the Ensemble Studio. This year, the Four Seasons Centre will be transformed into an underwater fantasy, as gala guests enjoy an elegant formal dinner from the best vantage point in the opera house: on stage.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 4G1