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Thursday, November 5, 2009

COC Adds encore performance of The Nightingale and Other Short Fables

Toronto, Ontario – Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, the Canadian Opera Company has added an extra performance of Igor Stravinsky’s The Nightingale and Other Short Fables on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets are now available for the additional performance which extends the production run from eight to nine performances. The remaining regularly scheduled performances – October 22, 24, 30, and November 1, 4, 5 – are now sold out.

The Nightingale and Other Short Fables is directed by visionary Canadian Robert Lepage and received extraordinary critical acclaim following its world premiere on October 17, 2009. After the sold-out opening performance, the COC Box Office fielded a record number of calls in a single day and prompted the COC’s administration to search for an additional performance opportunity.

“We are delighted by the overwhelming public response to The Nightingale and Other Short Fables,” said Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company. “And I am very glad that the artists of the company were available to add this performance to their schedules on such short notice. As we are the only North American presenter, this extra performance allows 2,000 more audience members a chance to experience the wonder of this unique and spectacular production.”

The Nightingale and Other Short Fables is a co-production with the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Opéra national de Lyon, in collaboration with Mr. Lepage’s production company Ex Machina. The Nightingale and Other Short Fables is sung in Russian with English SURTITLES™.

Tickets for The Nightingale and Other Short Fables are available online at coc.ca, by calling 416-363-8231, or in person at the Four Seasons Centre Box Office (145 Queen St. W., Toronto). Ticket prices for all performances range from $20 to $292. $10 tickets are available for patrons between the ages of 16 and 29 through the Opera for a New Age program presented by TD Bank Financial Group and may be purchased online at coc.ca or in person at the Four Seasons Centre Box Office.

This production has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Culture, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

The Nightingale and Other Short Fables has been generously underwritten in part by The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation.

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