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COSA Canada

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2020-2021 Season Launch NOW
on Facebook Live!
& coming soon...
OUR PRE-SEASON CELEBRATION!


With fascinating performances and tremendous talent, COSA Canada: The Centre for Opera Studies & Appreciation makes a place for you! We lift your well-being with the transforming experiences of Canada's emerging opera artists. We excite the music in everyone!

COSA Canada (cosacanada.org) is a registered Canadian charitable organization.  

Its activities include the sponsorship and support in Canada of the "COSI Connection", originating from its part in the 2007 launch of the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (cosiprogram.com). 

OUR 2020-2021 SEASON is ONLINE!

Fantasy... FOR REAL!

Endymion's Dream

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Copy of Copy of Copy of Pirates of Penza

The Shop Girl

Dean Burry's "Il Giudizio di Pigmalione"

"COSA Light"

Operettas and Musicals IN CONCERT: 

• The Pirates of Penzanceby Gilbert & Sullivan

• The Shop Girlby Ross, Caryll, & Monckton

"COSA Pops!"

Performance showcases for online events and private in-person events

"COSA Classics!"

• La Clemenza di Titoby W.A. Mozart

"COSA NOW!"

Workshops and Performances of New Works. 

  • The Art of Loveby Norbert Palej - Opera Premiere

  • Il Giudizio di Pigmalione, by Dean Burry - Opera Premiere

"COSA Family!"

Engaging performances created with families in mind! 

In an ongoing collaboration with schools and community organizations.

  • Endymion's Dream, Samuel Coleridge Taylor and C.R.B. Barrett
     

"COSA YOU!"

Information workshops for professional development,  advocacy for arts education, and on being contributing, responsible artist citizens.

  • WEBINAR: Young Artists as Self-Producers - From Studio to Stage

Dr. Christina Haldane, Asst. Professor, Dalhousie University

 
 

Open ONLINE Audition Call

COSA Canada has completed its online auditions for 2020-2021. 

To audition for our online offerings in 2021-2022, please look for our next audition call.

What to send:

•Your resume. •Your Headshot.

 •Links to two pre-recorded videos of two arias,

*Indicate to us your chosen audition paths: Principal Role + Chorus, 

Secondary Role + Chorus, Chorus with solo, Chorus. 

Please send these materials to info@cosacanada.org

 

•Audition panel for 2020-2021:

Stuart Barker* British Youth Opera

Leslie Dala* Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Bach Choir

Nathalie Doucet* Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Darryl Edwards University of Toronto

Christina Haldane Dalhousie University 

Shannon Hiebert University of Alberta

Frank Mutya McGill Conservatory

Marion Newman* Amplified Opera, AOC Board

Patrick Raftery University of British Columbia

Lisa Roy Université de Moncton

Vicki St. Pierre Mount Allison University 

Howard Watkins* Metropolitan Opera, Juilliard School

*= for Principal Role+Chorus Auditions only

 

•Payment to All Performers

Vocal performing artists aged eighteen and older who are Canadian citizens, have Permanent Resident status, Landed Immigrant status, Refugee Status, or are studying in Canada are encouraged to audition. There is no upper age limit. 

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GIVE  and  GET INVOLVED!

Your support is important to our work at COSA Canada. There are many ways you can contribute towards our work and events. Every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our important mission together.

Volunteer Your Time

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Volunteer Your Time and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. Helping with tickets, programs, front of house, pre-performance, and production tasks are all interactive ways to be part of our mission. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.

Make a Donation

We always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making COSA Canada even more effective. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support. Please do contact us with your questions.

OUR LATEST PERFORMANCES!

We are regularly welcomed by schools, churches, professional associations and community organizations. Empowered together by the music: audiences and performers.
We share in music the stories of the ages; we are transformed to a new height, and depth of awareness. This is when we are most alive!

Mozart's 

Apollo & Hyacinth!

Fiddler on the Roof
for the
CONCERTS at 100
Performance Series!

HMS Pinafore in a concert
with the Kingston Youth Orchestra!

 
 

About Us:

Together, we are an

Artistic Infusion!

SHARING OUR STORIES 

COSA Canada invites you to join us in its vibrant and personal experiences.

We are excitedly nurturing the artist-audience-sponsor circle, highlighting Canada’s emerging opera professionals while enriching everyone's well-being and

quality of life. 

We founded The Centre for Opera Studies & Appreciation in 2006 and incorporated in 2009 to create essential experiences and training for Canada’s young and emerging opera artists. We grew enthusiastic audiences each step of the way, event after event, and excitement after excitement.  

Through our many performances and formats - house concerts, operas in concert, opera pops, stage premieres of new productions, church and school concerts, doorstep serenades, public masterclasses, and restaurant "Opera Night" events, we are making all the difference in lifting the lives of our

audience members, artists, and hosts. 

 
 

Our Performance History

SINCE 2006

COSA NOW! 

Il GIUDIZIO di PIGMALIONE. New Opera Workshop, 2019

SHOT! THE STORY OF D'ARCY McGEE. PREMIERE, 2017

MIRACLE FLIGHT 571. PREMIERE, 2016 

SWOON Contemporary Opera, 2016

FÜHRERBUNKER. PREMIERE, 2015

CASANOVA. Contemporary Opera, 2015

The WINGS of the DOVE. PREMIERE, 2013

 

COSA CLASSICS

La BOHÈME. 2019

The MERRY WIDOW. 2018

The THREEPENNY OPERA. 2018

 

COSA FAMILY

MOZART at 11: APOLLO & HYACINTH. 2017, 2019, 2020

WAGGING TALES! 2020

FIDDLER on the ROOF. 2016, 2019 

 

COSA LIGHT

TRIAL by JURY & HMS PINAFORE. 2019

RUDDIGORE. 2018

The YEOMEN of the GUARD. 2015 

HMS PINAFORE. 2014

The GONDOLIERS. 2013

The MIKADO. 2012

The PIRATES of PENZANCE. 2011

 

COSA POPS!

Themed Opera Pops Concerts Since 2006

 

Our Partners & Friends

COSA Canada is thriving because of the active support of these organizations and the caring people within them. THANK YOU!

Sponsor one of our events, and become a  PERFORMANCE PARTNER.

Lakefield United Church

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Markham

Verity

Toronto Women's Club

BRAVO ACADEMY for

the Performing Arts

Bel Canto Foundation for the Advancement of Italian-Canadian Heritage and Opera

The Advocates' Society

Kingston Youth Orchestra,

Hugh Johnston, Conductor

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Our Mission

 

To produce music performances for the purposes of educating and advancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of music, and to educate artists through participation in such performances and related workshops.

To educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of music by providing performances in public places, churches, community centres and educational institutions.

To educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of music by providing seminars on topics relating to such performances.

Katherine Whyte, soprano
 

Contact COSA Canada

(416) 766-7817

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