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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

COC Surpasses $10 Million in Advance Ticket Sales


COC DOES IT AGAIN: surpassING $10 MILLION IN ADVANCE TICKET SALES

Toronto, Ontario For the second year in a row and the second time in its history, the Canadian Opera Company has surpassed $10 million in gross subscription sales for the forthcoming season. This equates to over 96,000 seats sold and 16,000 subscribers so far for 2008/09.

Since the opening of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in 2006, the COC has celebrated an average attendance of 99%.

Tickets are still available for the 2008/09 season. Single tickets for Don Giovanni and War and Peace are on sale Monday August 25, 2008, as well as subscription packages and Multi Packs for 2008/09 season may be purchased by calling 416-363-8231, online at www.coc.ca, or in person at the

Four Seasons Centre Box Office (145 Queen St. W., Toronto).

Production Sponsor of Don Giovanni: RBC Financial Group

About the Canadian Opera Company

Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America, and has an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation. The COC currently enjoys a remarkable 99% attendance rate for its mainstage season. The companys new home, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, was designed by Diamond and Schmitt Architects Inc. and is Canadas first purpose-built opera house. The contemporary expression of a traditional five-tiered, European horseshoe-shaped auditorium was specifically designed for opera with the highest level of acoustics and provides unparalleled intimacy between the audience and the stage. Acclaimed as one of the best opera houses in the world, the Four Seasons Centre is also the performance venue for The National Ballet of Canada.

Canadian Opera Company Website

The Canadian Opera Company website, at www.coc.ca, contains information on all productions including synopses, historical background, and production photographs.

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