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Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company announces its 2022/23 season

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

We are delighted to give you a first look at our 2022/2023 season, which begins October 7, 2022.

Now we invite you to discover what we’re planning for our first, full season under General Director Perryn Leech.

From a brand-new production of Verdi’s searing Macbeth to the return of fan favourites like Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Bizet’s Carmen, this is a bold lineup that reveals the grand scale and spectacular power of live opera.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the opera house!

2022/2023 Season

All productions are presented at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen St. W.) unless otherwise noted.

The Flying Dutchman  Wagner

When a ghostly ship anchors near her town’s harbour, Senta’s fantasies are put to the test in director Christopher Alden’s visually striking production, inspired by classic Expressionist cinema and Wagner’s feverish, Romantic score.

October 7-23, 2022

Carmen  Bizet

The fiercely independent Carmen becomes ensnared in a high-stakes game among garrison soldiers, smugglers, and a superstar bullfighter in Bizet’s blockbuster opera.

October 14-November 4, 2022

The Marriage of Figaro  Mozart

Mozart serves up the most luminous and profound music for this subversive story of servants who topple their masters and women who prove wiser than the men around them.

January 27-February 18, 2023

Salome  R. Strauss

A dance—perhaps the most famous one in history—precedes a macabre kiss and an execution in this opera by Richard Strauss. An explosive, modernist score propels the action, redefining musical storytelling. 

February 3-24, 2023

Macbeth  Verdi

Vaunting ambition, a thirst for power, and bone-chilling violence. One of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies gets the operatic treatment with a searing score from Verdi. A brand new COC production.

April 28-May 20, 2023

Tosca  Puccini

Twists and turns abound in this political thriller from Giacomo Puccini, the master of emotional storytelling.

May 5-27, 2023

Pomegranate  Kye Marshall / Amanda Hale

In this new Canadian opera, shifting timelines reveal a transcendent love story that connects the looming eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. to a fateful trip to Italy in 1977 to a night at the Fly by Night, a Toronto lesbian bar in the aftermath of the infamous Bathhouse Raids in 1981.

June 2-4, 2023

Presented at the Canadian Opera Company Theatre (227 Front St. E.)