CCOC Announces New Armenian-Arabic-Canadian Opera for 2021/22 Season
New Commission from Serouj Kradjian and Marjorie Chan
The Canadian Children's Opera Company (CCOC) proudly announces its latest commission, “The Nightingale of 1000 Songs”, based on a beloved Armenian folk tale, created by composer Serouj Kradjian and Dora award-winning librettist Marjorie Chan.
The Nightingale of 1000 Songs blends cultures and musical styles in a truly unique way, framed to be sung by children, for children, and audiences of all ages.
The opera follows the journey of Leah and Ari as they emerge from a tragedy in their homeland. The children embark on an adventure to find the Nightingale of 1000 Songs so she can bring back life and joy to their world. Along the way, they remember their lost friends and family, and face many challenges and obstacles.
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Opera Kids Online (OKO) is a newly revised version of the OPERAtion Kids program. This project continues the CCOC’s long-standing community music education program. The new online model was designed to bring the joy, appreciation and understanding of the world of opera to children and youth virtually.
No musical expertise is necessary to participate and enjoy this program. Teachers and students with any level of musical experience are welcome.
In 2018, First Unitarian notified us that it has been sold for redevelopment. While a final date wasn’t provided, we proactively began a search to determine a suitable location.
We found a wonderful new home at St. Clement's Anglican Church at 70 St. Clement's Avenue in midtown Toronto!
With air-conditioning, a large gathering space for families to wait, fully accessible spaces, paid parking and street parking close by, and with coffee shops in close walking distance....it's our opportunity to build a bigger and better CCOC community.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our new home, once we can do so in a safe and socially-distanced manner!
CCOC Earns A 2020 DORA Award Nomination!
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble
We're so excited to announce that we've been nominated for the second year in a row, for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble at the 2020 Dora Awards. Last year, it was for The Snow Queen, and this year, it was for our PC Chorus' participation in the Canadian Opera Company's Hansel & Gretel.
Congratulations to Teri Dunn and our PC Choristers!