WOW Factor: A Cinderella Story (Opera for Young Audiences)
Nov
28
to Dec 2

WOW Factor: A Cinderella Story (Opera for Young Audiences)

Samuel appears as TIny Dan (Dandini) in the COC’s Opera for Young Audiences (COC OYA) production of WOW Factor: A Cinderella Story (Rossini’s La Cenerentola), an english language adaptation with new excerpts by Librettist Joel Ivany and pianist Stephane Meyer. Please visit http://learn.coc.ca for more information!

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Rufus Wainwright's Hadrian
Oct
13
to Oct 27

Rufus Wainwright's Hadrian

Samuel will be originating the role of the Sychophantic Senator in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright's new opera, Hadrian. The production will be lead under the partnership of Maestro Johannes Debus and director Peter Hinton, who formally joined forces in the COC's 2016-17 production of Louis Riel. 

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Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Sep
30
to Nov 3

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin

Samuel will be returning to the Canadian Opera Company as a member of the COC's young artist training program, the Ensemble Studio. To kick off the season, he will be performing the role of the Captain in Robert Carsen's acclaimed Metropolitan Opera production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, under the baton of Maestro Johannes Debus. 

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Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

Cantos para hermanar al mundo

A gala performance of operatic, music theatre, and spanish song highlights presented by an international group of performers! 

Pedro Arroyo, Tenor (Puerto Rico)
Samuel Chan, Baritone (Canada)
Sola Fadiran, Baritone (Nigeria)
Samuel Martin, Piano (United States)
PauLina Villareal, Mezzosoprano (Mexico)
 

with special guests of international renoun:
Amy Johnson, Soprano (United States) and Vernon Hartman, Baritone (United States)

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Opening Night Opera Gala
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

Opening Night Opera Gala

Celebrate the Elora Festival’s 39th anniversary with a musical feast of warmth, passion and sheer vocal brilliance.

Internationally acclaimed soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian and three stars of the COC stage are joined by full orchestra and chorus to bring festival-goers a glorious evening of opera favourites, including “Habanera,” “The Pearl Fishers,” and “Nessun dorma.”

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano
Danika Loren, soprano
Andrew Haji, tenor
Samuel Chan, baritone
The Elora Singers
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Festival Orchestra

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Stravinsky's The Nightingale and Other Short Fables
Apr
13
to May 19

Stravinsky's The Nightingale and Other Short Fables

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As a member of the 2017/18 COC Ensemble Studio, Samuel will be performing the role of the 2nd Japanese Envoy in the revival of Robert Lepage's 2009 production of Stravinsky's The Nightingale and Other Short Fables, under the baton of Maestro Johannes Debus. Performance date information, times, and production information can be found at the website listed below.

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Verdi's Rigoletto
Jan
20
to Feb 22

Verdi's Rigoletto

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Samuel is honoured to announce his company debut as a member of the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio, performing the role of the Usher in the COC's 2017/18 Production of Verdi's Rigoletto, directed by Christopher Alden, under Maestro Stephen Lord. Please check the company website listed below for more performance dates, times, and information.

 

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R. Strauss's Arabella
Oct
5
to Oct 28

R. Strauss's Arabella

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As a member of the 2017/18 COC Ensemble Studio, Samuel will be covering the role of Lamoral in the COC's new production of R. Strauss's Arabella, directed by Tim Albery, under Maestro Patrick Lange. please see the company website for performance information.

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