In rehearsal with the COC Ensemble Studio

In rehearsal with the COC Ensemble Studio

Jenna Simeonov

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).

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