We are so excited to have the 2020-2021 Season underway at VCO. It's a big year for us. We've launched a number of new programs, and changed how we carry out some old ones.
New this year, the Educator Suite provides fun and educational opera videos to Secondary School teachers across the country. The Suite is designed to help alleviate the stress teachers are currently facing in the classroom due to COVID-19 by providing content that helps them achieve their curriculum goals. Learn more about the Suite here.
For a long time now, VCO has wanted to provide a development program for artists. We are proud to announce the program is finally here! Symmetry is the culmination of five years of exploration into what a modern-day artist needs to succeed in the business.
Participants will get custom trainings and plans from a personal trainer, a dietitian, and a vocal instructor. They will star in the Canadian Opera Fest 2021 recordings with orchestra, and develop critical professional & life skills through seminars and workshops - all this and more packed into an affordable two-week experience!
More information about and registration for Symmetry is available at vcopera.ca/symmetry .
Finally, we're working hard behind-the-scenes to provide even more educational experiences to the community. We're happy to offer free singing lessons at VCO. Check it out at vcopera.ca/education .
Hansel & Gretel is set to be the most innovative production we've ever done. As a full-length movie that will be available online, we can't wait to share it with you! Check out some sneak peeks from behind-the-scenes.
The Gondoliers is a classic from Gilbert & Sullivan. We can't be sure what form it will take yet, but with a hilarious cast lined up we know you'll enjoy the show.
Orpheus in the Underworld is one of the coolest musical projects we have undertaken. For this show, we restored the full-score, created a brand new translation, and gave the text a revised musical setting. We have even published this new version for purchase. Built from the ground up, it will be one show you won't want to miss!