The COC's Youth Opera Lab: Die WalküreInterview
The Canadian Opera Company offers plenty of education programs for young people and adults, including their Youth Opera Lab. The YOL is designed to give young opera fans a chance to dive deeply into the shows in the COC's season, and this month, the focus was on Atom Egoyan's upcoming production of Die Walküre. Participants were able to talk with COC Orchestra Concertmaster Marie Bérard and Music Director and Walküre conductor Johannes Debus, and even watch part of their rehearsal at the Four Seasons Centre. I chatted with participants (Maria Milenic, Elliott McMurchy, and Joseph Glaser) about why they signed up for this Youth Opera Lab.