Les Contes d’Hoffman (Tales of Hoffmann) by Jacques Offenbach.
A one-of-a kind work of fantasy and musical genius that has delighted audiences for generations. It is four stories in one, each in its own unique setting, all built around a search for love by a romantic poet with great chorus numbers.
Our 40-member chorus strives for a balance of about 25 sopranos/altos and 15 tenor/baritone/bass voices. We do not audition chorus members. However basic knowledge such as score reading and following rhythm patterns are key to your having an enjoyable experience.
The chorus performances may include public concerts and singing at fundraisers, culminating in your appearance in a fully staged opera in a professional theatre for three days of production.
Regular rehearsals are every Thursday evening from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street, accessible by TTC subway line 1 at the St. Clair Station. Parking is available across the street at 10 Delisle Ave., the Toronto Parking Authority Garage.
Rehearsals for the fall production will start on September 12, 2019.
From November 16-November 24, 2019, chorus members should plan to be available for that period. Performance as well as technical and dress rehearsals will be at the Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. Toronto, accessible by TTC subway line 1 and 2 at the Spadina station. Parking in the area is limited, but available in nearby lots including underground parking at 360 Bloor St W / Walmer Road.
Toronto City Opera chorus is a close-knit community where everyone works hard toward our common goal of putting on the best performance possible for an appreciative audience. We ask each chorus member to commit some of their time. There is a role for everyone! Please complete the volunteering section of the registration form.
For the experience of performing in a live opera, we ask all choristers for a production registration donation of $275 for which you’ll receive a full tax receipt.
Toronto City Opera is a registered charitable organization. Fundraising and private donations are consistently needed to fuel our fully staged productions and continue our programs to inspire young, emerging, professional artists and amateur choristers.
We need to generate at least $55,000 in revenues per production (more than $1,300 per chorister) in order to cover our operation and production costs. Ticket sales make up only one third of our total revenues as we strive to make opera accessible to the community through affordable ticket prices.
Please consider making an additional charitable donation to TCO when you register.
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