EXTRAORDINARY OPERA TRAINING!
The Centre for Opera Studies & Appreciation (COSA) is a Canadian nonprofit organization dedicated to training Canada’s opera students and emerging opera professionals with necessary experiences, while creating and drawing new audiences to the art form. Open to both professional and amateur performers who possess talent and an enthusiastic commitment to opera, COSA is uncompromising in its pursuit of the highest degree of training excellence. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.
The Centre for Opera Studies & Appreciation, “COSA Canada” cosacanada.org, is a registered Canadian charity, no. 84421 3868 RR0001. In Canada it is the sponsor of the COSI Connection and the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy.
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!
OUR 2019-2020 SEASON
• "COSI Classics" with performances of traditional operas.
Georges Bizet's CARMEN in concert. Dates to follow.
"COSI Light," operettas and musicals IN CONCERT:
Fiddler on the Roof (Private House Concert). Sept. 21
HMS Pinafore, in Lakefield (Oct. 19), and Kingston (Oct. 26).
"COSI Pops!" Performance showcases at restaurants and events. Opera Night at George: April 1st, 2020
"COSI NOW!" with workshops and performances of new works. Watch this site for our exciting announcements about The Art of Love by Norbert Palej, and Il Giudizio di Pigmalione by Dean Burry.
"COSI Family!" Engaging performances created with families in mind!
Apollo & Hyacinth (Nov. 29)
Wagging Tales (Feb. 21)
"COSI UP!" Information workshops for professional development, advocacy for arts education, and on being contributing, responsible "artist citizens."
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.
COSA Canada will hold auditions for roles in its 2019-2020 season as openings occur. It will be announcing its auditions for its 2020-2021 season. Please check here for information.
AN INFUSION OF SKILLS & ARTISTRY, FOR EVERYONE'S ENJOYMENT!
The Centre for Opera Studies & Appreciation was founded in 2006 and incorporated in 2009 to enable necessary foundational experiences and training for Canada’s young and emerging opera artists. It also creates, entertains, and educates larger audiences about its art form. It is a dedicated sponsor of the COSI Connection of the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (founded in 2007) in its many artistically nurturing and innovative projects.
Whether gaining their experience through operas in concert, opera pops, stage premieres of new productions, school concerts, house concerts or performance master classes, Canada’s talented emerging opera professionals are receiving the tremendous practical experience that is making all the difference. From there, they are deepening their roots and broadening their possibilities in their communities, across Canada, and internationally.
COSA Canada is playing a vital part in nurturing and highlighting Canada’s talented singers and pianist-coaches, as they discover their abilities and exercise the skills they need to succeed in the rigorous demands and expectations of the performance field.
COSA Canada and the COSI Connection are thriving because of the active support of these organizations and the caring people within them. THANK YOU! Sponsor one of our performing events, and become a FRIEND.