COC to Present Family-Friendly Production of THE MAGIC VICTROLA

"With Opera for Young Audiences, the COC is able to provide an accessible entry point for children to discover the wonders of opera," says COC General Director Alexander Neef.


This December, opera’s youngest fans can experience a production created just for them with the Canadian Opera Company’s new, family-friendly presentation of The Magic Victrola.

Offered through the company’s new Opera for Young Audiences program, the one-act opera features some of the greatest hits by Bizet, Delibes, Donizetti, Mozart, Offenbach, and Puccini, sung by rising stars of the COC Ensemble Studio.

Four public performances take place on December 2 and 3, 2017 at the Imperial Oil Opera Theatre in Toronto.

Opera for Young Audiences aims to engage the next generation of opera-goers with fully staged productions that are accessible to children and youth. Tickets to the public performances are free for children under 12 (to a maximum of two free children’s tickets for each adult ticket sold), making the operatic experience further accessible to young people. The Magic Victrola is 55 minutes in length and is sung in Italian, French, and German, with the dialogue spoken in English. It is suitable for children ages 5 – 12 years old. Each performance ends with a 10-minute Q&A session with the cast and crew.