In rehearsal with the COC Ensemble Studio
On May 15th, 2015, the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio takes the Four Seasons Centre stage in their unique performance of The Barber of Seville. It's a big deal for these young artists to step into the mainstage roles of this ongoing production by Els Comediants, and the hype has earned them a sold-out show.
I was able to chat with mezzo-soprano Charlotte Burrage (Rosina), and her two Count Almavivas, Andrew Haji (Act I) and Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure (Act II), about enjoying the big stage and the supportive audience. They were even kind enough to let me bring my camera to their rehearsal with Clarence Frazer (Figaro) and Iain MacNeil (Bartolo).
The COC Ensemble Studio performance of The Barber of Seville
On Friday, May 15, 2015, audiences will get the unique opportunity to watch members of the Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 Ensemble Studio in their own performance of the mainstage production of The Barber of Seville.
Tickets are either $25 or just $55 for the best seats in the house! Available for purchase with your subscription order.
Figaro: Clarence Frazer Rosina: Charlotte Burrage Almaviva: Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure / Andrew Haji Bartolo: Iain MacNeil Basilio: Gordon Bintner Berta: Karine Boucher
Photo by Chris Hutcheson.