Upcoming Events

NCOS Upcoming Events

Brian Law Opera Competition

The date of the next Brian Law Opera Competition has not yet been finalized.
Next Brian Law Opera Competition Show details...
Brian Law Opera Competition
The next Brian Law Opera Competition will take place in .
For full details, click here.

Opera alla Pasta

Opera on DVD Sundays at 2 p.m. is followed by dinner at St. Anthony’s Soccer Club (Preston at the Queensway). Cost (with dinner): $25. Please reserve in advance by the deadline given.
Opera alla Pasta has finished for the 2016-2017 season. The 2017-2018 schedule will be posted as soon as it has been finalized.
Les Huguenots Show details... Note new start time!!
Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 – 1864)

Joan Sutherland (Marguerite)

Amanda Thane (Valentine)

Suzanne Johnston (Urbain)

Anson Austin (Raoul)

John Pringle (Marcel)

Clifford Grant (Nevers)

John Wegner (Saint-Bris)

The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Richard Bonynge (conductor)

Lotfi Mansouri (director)

Recorded 1990.
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Les Indes gallantes Show details... Cancelled!!
Les Indes gallantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764)

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The Abduction from the Seraglio Show details... Cancelled
The Abduction from the Seraglio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Eva Mei (Konstanze)

Rainer Trost (Belmonte)

Patrizia Ciofi (Blonde)

Mehrzad Montazeri (Pedrillo)

Kurt Rydl (Osmin)

Markus John (Bassa Selim)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Zubin Mehta (conductor)

Eike Gramms (director)

Recorded May 2002.
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Beatrice di Tenda Show details... Cancelled
Beatrice di Tenda by Vincenzo Bellini (1801 – 1835)

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Evgeny Onegin Show details... Cancelled
Evgeny Onegin by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)

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Stiffelio Show details... Cancelled
Stiffelio by Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)

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L’étoile Show details... Cancelled
L’étoile by Emmanuel Chabrier (1841 – 1894)
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NCOS Opera Zoom Presentations

Following the success of our High C presentation on Zoom, we would like to offer you some more opera on Zoom on a regular basis while we are unable to meet in person.

Our plan is to hold an NCOS Opera Zoom event once a month (on the third Sunday of the month with a holiday in August).

We invite members to make suggestions of themes or to offer to present something. Academic knowledge is not a requirement, just enthusiasm and a desire to share something special with others⁠—a favourite composer or artist, a style of opera, a recurring theme⁠—the possibilities are endless.

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 2 p.m. Maria Callas Remembered Show details...
Sun Jun 21, 2020, 2 p.m.
Maria Callas Remembered
Murray Kitts will give our first NCOS Zoom Opera Presentation, complete with video excerpts of her performances.
Please reply to Lesley by email at NCOSZoom@NCOS.ca. Before the event, you will be emailed a link that will enable you to join the meeting.
If you need technical help working with Zoom, please contact us ahead of the event.

Meetings

No meetings are scheduled at this time
Sun Jun 21, 2020 Annual General Meeting Show details...
Sun Jun 21, 2020
Annual General Meeting
Because of the corona virus crisis, this year’s Annual General Meeting will be held as a video conference following a High C & High Tea event, and not as usual as a “face-to-face” meeting at St. Anthony’s Soccer Club after an Opera alla Pasta. The meeting will take place immediately after Murray Kitts’ talk Fake News in the Opera!, another event in the series High C & High Tea.
We’ll be reporting on our activities and plans for the future as well as electing our Board of Directors and President.
For details of the talk and how to register for the talk and the AGM, see below under Upcoming Events.
Thu Aug 8, 2019 Annual Summer Board Meeting Show details...
Thu Aug 8, 2019
Annual Summer Board Meeting
The usual annual Summer Board Meeting will be held. Time and location will be announced later.

Upcoming Events

No events are scheduled at this time

The Met: Live in HD

The current season of live broadcasts in High Definition from the Metropolitan Opera has ended. Check again later in the summer to check for the list of next season’s broadcasts.
Since the 2006-2007 season, the Metropolitan Opera has been broadcasting operas in High Definition to movie theatres around the world. Show details...
Click here for the schedule of operas being broadcast this season (dates, start times, cast, etc.)

Live Streaming from the Bavarian State Opera in Munich

Starting with the 2012/13 season,… Show details...

Starting with the 2012/13 season, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich became the first international opera house to present, with STAATSOPER.TV, a season with live streams online free of charge. Opera and ballet lovers from all over the world can now enjoy opera performances and ballet evenings in full and live online.

Operas being live streamed this season (dates, start times, cast, etc.)

The time difference between Munich and Ottawa (or anywhere else on Eastern Time) is 6 hours. That must be subtracted from the start time in Munich.
Example: If the start time of the opera is 8 p.m. in Munich, then it is 2 p.m. in Ottawa (8 p.m. - 6 hours = 2 p.m.).