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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 2018-2019 SEASON!

MUSIC YOU DREAM OF!

Check here for updates regarding times and locations of our lyrical, memorable performances for the coming season!
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The Merry Widow – In Concert!
Saturday, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018. 7:30 pm. Concerts@100.
For seats, please e-mail Dr. Marko Duic: marko.duic@gmail.com

Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:00 pm. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle St., Toronto.
Tickets Available on Eventbrite
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A Double Bill! Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury HMS Pinafore – In Concert!
Friday, FEBRUARY 15, 2019, 6:00 pm. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle St., Toronto.
Tickets available on Eventbrite

Saturday, FEBRUARY 23, 2019. 7:30 pm. Concerts@100.
For seats, please email Dr. Marko Duic: marko.duic@gmail.com
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Reprising last season’s hit, Ruddigore – In Concert!,  in communities outside the GTA.
Peterborough: TBA
Kingston: TBA

 

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Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. (highlights – In Concert!)
Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 pm. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle St., Toronto.
Tickets Available on Eventbrite

Saturday, MAY 4, 2019. 7:30 pm. Concerts@100.
For seats, please email Dr. Marko Duic: marko.duic@gmail.com

 

•OPERA NIGHT AT GEORGE! 

Chef Lorenzo Loseto

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019.
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.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Our 2017-2018 Season

 “Great Operas at Birth” Or, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Opera”
Friday, June 8, 2018. 7:30 pm.  The COSI Connection at Concerts@100.

 

 

 

 


  Astonishing, crazed, glorious. For their opening nights and first runs, our most beloved operas have quite a backstory. Darryl Edwards and Marko Duic join the singers of the COSI Connection to spin Bizet, Offenbach, Puccini, Sullivan, Verdi, and Wagner’s music with a compelling tale.  How will YOU react?

For seats, please e-mail Dr. Marko Duic: marko.duic@gmail.com

 

 

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•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: marko.duic@gmail.com

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Events in 2017

•COINING THE THREEPENNY OPERA

• Saturday, September 16, 2017 – “Coining  The Threepenny Operaof Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. Attendance at Concerts@100 is arranged by invitation of the host, so please contact Dr. Marko Duic: marko.duic@gmail.com  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  

Abigail Richardson-Schulte, composer; Anna Chatterton, librettist

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 McGeeby 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.