Special guest stars confirmed to date include audience favourite, bass-baritone Pavlo Hunka, returning for his third consecutive season at the COC this fall in the title role in Macbeth. Additional members of Macbeth’s cast include Hungarian soprano Georgina Lukács, making her Canadian debut at the concerts before performing on the mainstage as Lady Macbeth; bass Burak Bilgili, who sings the role of Banquo and has wowed audiences at two previous summer concerts; and popular Canadian tenor, COC Ensemble Studio graduate Roger Honeywell, who is Macduff.
Audiences can also expect to hear Russian soprano Larissa Kostiuk and Romanian tenor Atilla B. Kiss, who sing the roles of Carmen and Don José in the COC’s fall production Carmen. Other artists from Carmen include rising young star, Spanish soprano Ana Ibarra, who sings Micaëla, and Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot, who performs the role of Escamillo. Both Ibarra and Szot will make their Canadian debuts at the concerts.
As previously announced, members of the COC Ensemble Studio performing this year include sopranos Michèle Bogdanowicz, Virginia Hatfield, Joni Henson, Miriam Khalil, Jessica Muirhead and Yannick-Muriel Noah, mezzo-sopranos Melinda Delorme and Lauren Segal, tenors Victor Micallef and Lawrence J. Wiliford, and baritones Peter Barrett and Justin Welsh.
A highly anticipated annual event, these
concerts attract approximately 10,000 people to Harbourfront each year,
filling seats hours before the performances begin. The
concerts are part of Altamira Summer Arts which
include performances by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and The National
Ballet of Canada. Now in its 11th straight
year, the summer
the Canadian Opera Company
Tuesday, August 30, Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1 at 8 p.m.
CIBC Stage (235
All proceeds support the Regent Park School of Music
guests Pavlo Hunka,
Larissa Kostiuk, Attila B. Kiss, Ana Ibarra, Paulo Szot,
Melinda Delorme, Lauren Segal, Michèle Bogdanowicz,
Virginia Hatfield, Joni Henson, Miriam Khalil, Jessica Muirhead,
Noah, Victor Micallef,
Peter Barrett and Justin Welsh
Visit www.coc.ca or call 416-363-6671 for more information.
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