The Canadian Opera Company will broadcast its entire 2010/2011 mainstage season across Canada in conjunction with broadcast partner CBC Radio 2. For the second year in a row, all mainstage operas will be aired nationally on CBC Radio 2 and on Radio-Canada’s Espace Musique over the course of the season. The company’s season can now be heard coast to coast as well as internationally via CBC Radio 2’s, Radio-Canada’s, and the COC’s websites.
Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice will air on Saturday, December 11, 2010, on “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera” hosted by Bill Richardson,from 1 – 5 p.m. EST (2 – 6 AT; 2:30 – 6:30 NT). Air dates for Espace Musique will be confirmed.
The complete season of operas from the 2010/2011 season will be available for internet streaming through CBC Radio 2’s Concerts on Demand, cbc.ca/radio2, and Espace Musique, radio-canada.ca/espace_musique, with select operas available on the COC website, coc.ca, for a period of 12 months after the initial streaming date.
In addition repeat broadcasts of the COC’s last season include November 6, 2010 for Maria Stuarda; November 13, 2010 for The Flying Dutchman; November 20, 2010 for Carmen; and November 27, 2010 for Otello. Last season’s broadcasts marked the first time the COC’s complete season aired on the radio in its entirety in almost 20 years.
Many of them can be live-streamed directly from the COC website as audio productions. Do visit the COC’s websites for lots of goodies, including a video montage of scenes from the COC’s Death in Venice.