Now over 50 years old, the CCOC consists of six chorus divisions of children and youth from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, and is the only permanent children’s opera company in Canada to regularly commission and produce operas for children. Opera is simply storytelling with music, and those are two things that kids and youth love!
A unique experience, the CCOC offers members unparalleled performance opportunities and life skills through age-appropriate vocal and dramatic training. Members regularly perform with the Canadian Opera Company and other major professional arts organizations. Rehearsals are weekdays after school in the downtown area. Auditions are held April to June and occasionally during the year. A non-auditioned in- and after-school workshop program was launched in 2008 as part of the OPERAtion KIDS outreach arm of the CCOC. Highlighting the current season is the May 2020 return of Errol Gay and Michael Patrick Albano’s masterful adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.