The Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI) and the COSI Connection are sponsored by cosacanada.org (The Centre for Opera Studies & Appreciation), registered Canadian charity no. 84421 3868 RR0001.
OUR EXCITING 2017-2018 SEASON!
•GILBERT & SULLIVAN’S RUDDIGORE IN CONCERT! February 8th, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle St. (St. Clair Subway) Toronto. $20 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors.
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Ruddigore, or, The Witch’s Curse. Concert performances of Gilbert & Sullivan’s ghostly comedy.
•Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00 pm. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. (near Yonge and St. Clair, and St. Clair Subway Station). Admission: “$20 Adults. $10 Students & Seniors.”
• Saturday, February 10, 2018. Concerts@100. Attendance at Concerts@100 is arranged by invitation of the host, so please contact Dr. Marko Duic: email@example.com
•OPERA NIGHT AT GEORGE!
•Wednesday, April 11th, 2018.
George Restaurant, 111c Queen St. E., Toronto, is the scene for George Restaurant’s Opera Night. The cuisine of Chef Lorenzo Loseto is phenomenal and the opera music is… grand.~ Outstanding singers regale you with favourite and famous operatic arias, with superb piano accompaniment. To make a reservation for this event, call: (416) 863-6006.
•The Story of Johann and Richard Strauss’s ARIADNE AUF … DIE FLEDERMAUS?
• Saturday, May 26, 2018. Ariadne auf … Die Fledermaus? This concert was inspired by a recent review in a London, UK newspaper, in which the critic assumed Ariadne auf Naxos and Die Fledermaus were by the same composer.
Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss Jr. – music of two of their most popular operas: Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, and Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus. brought together in a single evening bouquet!
Events in 2017
•COINING THE THREEPENNY OPERA
• Saturday, September 16, 2017 – “Coining The Threepenny Opera ” of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. Attendance at Concerts@100 is arranged by invitation of the host, so please contact Dr. Marko Duic: firstname.lastname@example.org Subway: St. Clair West Station.
•THE MAGIC YOUTH: MOZART’S APOLLO & HYACINTH
•Thursday, November 30th at 6:00 pm. Apollo & Hyacinth: To mark OVID 2000, we are presenting concert performances of Mozart’s opera based on a story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, with performers of the COSI Connection . Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. (near Yonge and St. Clair, and St. Clair Subway Station). Admission: “Pay what you can.”
•OPERA PREMIERE: SHOT! The Story of D’Arcy McGee
December 7, 2017, Studio Theatre, Hamilton, at 7:30 pm. COSI Connection’s performers take to the stage for Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra‘s production of SHOT! The Story of D’Arcy McGee, by composer Abigail Richardson-Schulte and librettist Anna Chatterton. Stage Director: Anna Theodosakis. Conductor: Kimberley-Ann Barczak. Music Director: Kathryn Tremills,
World Premiere CAST:
D’Arcy McGee: Peter Bass
Whelan: Ryan Paul Downey
Mary McGee: Christina Haldane
Mrs. Trotter: Christina Bell
O’Neill/ O’Reilly: Peter Warren
Sir John A MacDonald/Cameron: Michael Marino
Judge: Jeremy Ludwig
Member of the House of Commons: Tony Qiu
Fenian Jacob Abrahamse
Fenian: James Sandau
Performers of the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI) and the COSI Connection appear as guests of COSA Canada.