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The Canadian Opera Company presents The Big COC Podcast, with news and discussion on Canada's opera scene.

The Canadian Opera Company presents The Big COC Podcast, with news and discussion on Canada's opera scene.
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Toronto, ON

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Opera

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The Canadian Opera Company presents The Big COC Podcast, with news and discussion on Canada's opera scene.

Language:

English

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227 Front St. E. Toronto, ON M5A 1E8 416-363-8231


Episodes

The Big COC Podcast 30: “Renewal, Rejection, Regieoper” edition

1/19/2015
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For Episode 30, the “Renewal, Rejection, Regieoper” edition, we welcome back opera journalists Joseph So, Catherine Kustanczyand Jenna Douglas. Gianmarco Segato, the COC’s Adult Programs Manager is your host.This week we discuss several events going on in the opera world, including radical season changes, the possible revival of theNew York City Opera, and the issues settingthe twitter-verse on fire at theOpera Australia. Right-Click to Download Now!

Duration: 00:55:22


The Big COC Podcast 29: “Oldies but Goodies” edition

11/28/2014
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For Episode 29, the “Oldies but Goodies” edition, we welcome back Opera Canada editor, Wayne Gooding; opera journalist Paula Citron,and opera blogger John Gilks. Gianmarco Segato, the COC’s Adult Programs Manager is your host. This week we’re hot on the trail of the latest developments to several ongoing stories in the opera world, including opera singers' salaries, trouble atRome Opera, and more. Right-Click to Download Now!

Duration: 01:00:11


The Big COC Podcast 28: Decline and Fall Edition

10/28/2014
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For Episode 28, the “Decline and Fall” edition, we welcome back Alia Rosenstock, Associate Artist Manager with Dean Artists Management; Western Canadian opera presenter and journalist, Stephan Bonfield and, opera journalist Joseph So. Gianmarco Segato, the COC’s Adult Programs Manager is your host. It’s a new opera season, and along with it, we’re following a flurry of hot opera topics! Right-Click to Download Now!

Duration: 00:44:52


The Big COC Podcast 26: Opera meets politics

7/9/2014
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Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "Opera meets politics" edition with opera journalist Joseph So, as well as arts journalist Catherine Kustanczy. Topics include: the controversy surrounding the Metropolitan Opera's cancelling of the HD transmission of John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer (01:44), Peter Gelb makes some grave pronouncements about opera as union negotiations continue (24:25), and Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri makes homophobic comments that spark a torrential...

Duration: 00:54:52


The Big COC Podcast 25: BIG TOPICS!

5/29/2014
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Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "BIG TOPICS!" edition with Opera Canada editor Wayne Gooding, opera journalist Paula Citron andWestern Canadian opera presenter and journalist, Stephan Bonfield. Topics include: Criticizing the critics who targetedTara Erraught's size in Glyndebourne Opera’s new Der Rosenkavalier(03:00), San Diego Opera's story takes a turn for the better (28:30), the Metropolitan Opera reaches out to its unions, but is it enough?(38:20), the latest scandal...

Duration: 01:05:57


The Big COC Podcast 24: Just what is opera worth to you?

5/1/2014
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Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "Just what is opera worth to you?" edition with Alia Rosenstock, Associate Artist Manager with Dean Artists Management; Jenna Douglas, a Toronto-based collaborative pianist and Schmoperablogger, COC Ensemble Studio baritone, Cameron McPhail a special report witharts journalist Catherine Kustanczy. Topics include: What else? More San Diego Opera! (03:00), the Metropolitan Opera's negotiates with its chorus(36:50), the Royal Opera Houseoffers...

Duration: 01:10:05


The Big COC Podcast 23: Winding Down with Dignity and Grace

3/27/2014
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For our twenty-third episode, Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "Winding down with dignity and grace" edition with opera journalist Joseph So, the COC’s Associate Director, Institutional Gifts, Ali Kashani, and a new guest, arts journalist Catherine Kustanczy! Topics include: San Diego Opera's recent announcement that they are folding (03:00), the Metropolitan Opera's budget dissection on Parterre Box(14:30), the recent passing of opera visionary Gerard Mortier(24:20), the...

Duration: 00:49:41


The Big COC Podcast 22: All cross-over, all the time

3/11/2014
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For our twenty-second episode, Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "All cross-over, all the time" edition with opera journalist Paula Citron, opera conductor Stephen Lord, and first-time guest, collaborative pianist and founder of the new opera blog, Schmopera, Jenna Douglas! Topics include: The HD craze continues as ENO and the Royal Opera House join the fray (4:25), Superbowl MADNESS as Renee Fleming sings the American national anthem (20:40), classical crossover artist...

Duration: 00:50:29


The Big COC Podcast 21: OK, it’s not all doom and gloom!

2/20/2014
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For our twenty-first episode, Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "OK, it’s not all doom and gloom!" edition with opera blogger John Gilks, Opera Canada editor Wayne Gooding, and Alia Rosenstock, Associate Artist Manager with Dean Artists Management.Topics include: 2013 was a tough year for opera (2:40), whether companies should stop "tarting up" opera (11:24), Italian opera companies in dire straits (21:30), our favourite operas of recent decades (31:00) and the panel's...

Duration: 00:44:04


The Big COC Podcast Episode 20

12/10/2013
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For our twentieth episode, Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "Hey, singers – be careful out there!" edition with opera journalists Paula Citron and Joseph So and Alia Rosenstock, Associate Artist Manager with Dean Artists Management.Topics include: classical cross-over and 'popopera' (4:30), artists singing big roles too soon (17:25), the recent popularity of 'pop-up' opera companies (31:15) and the Met Live in HD broadcasts get some competition! (42:00) Right-Click to...

Duration: 00:49:07


The Big COC Podcast Episode 19

11/17/2013
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For our nineteenth episode, Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "Opera critics UNITE!" edition with opera journalists Paula Citron and Joseph So,Western Canadian opera presenter and journalist, Stephan Bonfield, opera blogger John Gilks and Toronto musician and critic John Terauds.Topics include: the folding of the New York City Opera, financial troubles at the Edmonton Opera, and the precarious future of professional music criticism. Right-Click to Download Now!

Duration: 00:41:25


The Big COC Podcast Episode 18

9/23/2013
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For our eighteenth episode, Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "KICKSTARTING (literally) the fall season" edition with Opera Canada editor, Wayne Gooding; Alia Rosenstock, Associate Artist Manager with Dean Artists Management, and Ali Kashani, the COC’s Associate Director, Institutional Gifts. Topics include: Peter Gelb's new policy to "not confuse the audience", (01:35), contrasted with Joyce Di Donato's request to stop dumbing down opera, (10:15), a chat with Nina...

Duration: 00:52:21


The Big COC Podcast Episode 17

8/29/2013
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For our seventeenth episode, Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "Please, no more old, tired opera clichs" edition with opera journalists Paula Citron and Joseph So, opera blogger John Gilks and opera presenter and journalist Stephan Bonfield. Topics include: serious conversation about opera, arts and class in response to BBC HardTALK's opera episode, (02:20), the decline of classical music journalists in newspaper and radio, (13:10), end-of-summer wrap-ups from the Banff...

Duration: 00:58:44


The Big COC Podcast Episode 16

7/25/2013
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For our sixteenth episode, Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "How do YOU define excellence?" edition with opera journalist Joseph So, opera blogger John Gilks and Ali Kashani, the COC’s Associate Director, Institutional Gifts. Topics include: reactions to Ben Heppner's new job as the host of CBC's Saturday Afternoon at the Opera (03:05) Washington Post criticAnne Midgette's ruminations about what qualifies as "excellence" in classical music(08:00), the controversy...

Duration: 00:42:15


The Big COC Podcast Episode 15

7/4/2013
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For our fifteenth episode, Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "Tweet seats – "Absolutely not!" edition with Opera Canada editor, Wayne Gooding, opera journalist Joseph So, arts journalist Paula Citron and COC Ensemble Studio graduate, soprano Simone Osborne. Topics include:BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition (02:30) complete with the comeback of the mezzo-soprano (18:25), the controversy surrounding "Tweet Seats" which somehow morphs into the topic of opera in HD...

Duration: 00:51:39


The Big COC Podcast Episode 14

6/18/2013
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For our fourteenth episode, Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the “To ‘transladapt’…or not to ‘transladapt" edition with Opera Canada editor, Wayne Gooding, opera blogger John Gilks andtwo of the founding members of Toronto’s Against the Grain Theatre: Joel Ivany, Artistic Director and Christopher Mokrzewski, Music Director.Topics include: “transladaptation” (©Lydia Perovic!), a round-up of our panel's favourite operas of the year, and a discussion about conductors who have had...

Duration: 00:46:30


The Big COC Podcast Episode 13

6/4/2013
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For our thirteenth episode, Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "Singers... UNITE!" edition with Opera Canada editor, Wayne Gooding, soprano Teiya Kasahara, Stephan Bonfield a popular opera presenter from Western Canada and COC education intern, Maddie Wilkinson. Topics include: singer protests in Germany and the "Art, but Fair" movement, Stephan's take on opera in Alberta, Deutsche Oper am Rhein’s “Nazi Tannhuser” and, once again, opera at the cinema, should we be applauding...

Duration: 00:41:12


The Big COC Podcast Episode 12

5/9/2013
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For our twelfth episode, Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "It ain’t so bad…is it?" edition with opera journalist Joseph So; blogger John Gilks as well as Alia Rosenstock, Associate Artist Manager with Dean Artists Management. This episode features a discussion about the point of opera "awards", the controversy with cross-over artists, the new Mariinsky Theatre, the trouble with art song recitals and a major corporate takeover! Right-Click to Download Now!

Duration: 01:00:05


The Big COC Podcast Episode 11

4/18/2013
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For our eleventh episode, Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "It ain’t just trills, bel canto" edition with Opera Canada editor Wayne Gooding, Gianna Wichelow, the COC’s Senior Communications Manager, Creative, and conductor extraordinaire, Stephen Lord. Here are just a few highlights from our chat: What exactly does bel canto mean; more importantly, what is it not? The Callas myth – was she the best exponent for bel canto? Bel canto operas are “undramatic” – well…no,...

Duration: 00:49:19


The Big COC Podcast Episode 10

3/27/2013
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For our tenth episode, Adult Programs Manager Gianmarco Segato hosts the "Cancellitis" edition with opera journalist Joseph So, Opera Canada editor Wayne Gooding, and artist manager at Dean Artists Management, Alia Rosenstock. Topics include a discussion about the Antonio Pappano statement about opera singers and frequent cancellations and the subsequent backlash from artists, the panel chats about the Met's production of Parsifal, and offer some thoughts on Peter Gelb's comments about how...

Duration: 00:50:58

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