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!
Operettas and Musicals IN CONCERT:
• The Pirates of Penzance, by Gilbert & Sullivan
• The Shop Girl, by Ross, Caryll, & Monckton
Performance showcases for online events and private in-person events
• La Clemenza di Tito, by W.A. Mozart
Workshops and Performances of New Works.
The Art of Love, by Norbert Palej - Opera Premiere
Il Giudizio di Pigmalione, by Dean Burry - Opera Premiere
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
•Audition panel for 2020-2021:
*= 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.
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!
Apollo & Hyacinth!
Fiddler on the Roof
CONCERTS at 100
HMS Pinafore in a concert
with the Kingston Youth Orchestra!
Together, we are an
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
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
La BOHÈME. 2019
The MERRY WIDOW. 2018
The THREEPENNY OPERA. 2018
MOZART at 11: APOLLO & HYACINTH. 2017, 2019, 2020
WAGGING TALES! 2020
FIDDLER on the ROOF. 2016, 2019
TRIAL by JURY & HMS PINAFORE. 2019
The YEOMEN of the GUARD. 2015
HMS PINAFORE. 2014
The GONDOLIERS. 2013
The MIKADO. 2012
The PIRATES of PENZANCE. 2011
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
The Advocates' Society
Hugh Johnston, Conductor
Connecting the Arts, Communications and Technology
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.