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The Ensemble Studio cast rehearses with Associate Director Marilyn Gronsdal and Music Director Johannes Debus.

Così fan tutte has opened at the Canadian Opera Company, and the anticipation builds for the February 7th performance featuring the Ensemble Studio. With ten young singers sharing the six roles, it’s a perfect night to catch the best of Canada’s young operatic talent.

Schmopera is excited to bring you an inside look at the rehearsal process of this show, including chats with the cast members about their big opportunities and big responsibilities. Check back soon for the first instalment! For now, I tease you all with a few shots from the Ensemble Studio’s rehearsals.

For more info on the Ensemble Studio performance of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, check out the COC’s website here.

Cameron McPhail, Charlotte Burrage, Aviva Fortunata and Andrew Haji, COC Ensemble Studio artists in rehearsal.

L-R: COC Ensemble Studio artists Cameron McPhail, Charlotte Burrage, Aviva Fortunata and Andrew Haji in rehearsal.

Gordon Bintner plays with props, conductor Johannes Debus discusses music with Ensemble Studio pianist Michael Shannon.

Gordon Bintner plays with props, maestro Johannes Debus chats music with Ensemble Studio pianist Michael Shannon.

Claire DeSévigné rehearses with castmates Gordon Bintner, Cameron McPhail, Charlotte Burrage, Aviva Fortunata, and Andrew Haji.

Claire DeSévigné rehearses the Act I finale with her castmates.

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