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Canadian Opera Company

227 Front St E
Toronto, ON  M5A 1E8

(416) 363-6671

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March 13, 2013

Canada's first purpose-built opera house was completed in 2006 and is the home of the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. Highlights of the Four Seasons Centre include the world's longest freespan glass staircase and a horseshoe-shaped, European style auditorium featuring phenomenal advancements in modern engineering and acoustical design. Facility tours are available. For... more

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July 11, 2011

Inaugurated in 2006, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is the first building of its kind in Canada; a theatre built specifically for opera and ballet performances with the finest level of acoustics.

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June 21, 2012

This recently unveiled opera house is a stunning example of contemporary formalist architecture, but don't let the visuals fool you: They built it for the acoustics. The foundation was insulated with 500 rubber pads to keep out subway rumble, and audience seating was kept down to 2,000. According to critics, the audio experience is suitably grand. The Canadian Opera Company makes its home here,... more

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4.5 star rating
February 28, 2012

Toronto's opera house, which opened in 2006, is a stunner. Designed by architect Jack Diamond of the renowned Toronto firm Diamond and Schmitt, it has a simple exterior, resembling a house of glass. Inside, in the tradition of truly grand opera houses, there are three stages: main, rear, and side. But the masterstroke in the Four Seasons Centre's design is its perfect acoustics. No small feat... more

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4.5 star rating
Fantastic Accoustics
March 02, 2013

It's a very modern house with a minimalist finish. The Canadian Ballet and Opera companies put on great shows worthy of where they are staged.

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4.5 star rating
Good acoustics and sight lines
February 22, 2013

We attended opera productions, and found both the sight lines and the acoustics good. The food at intermissions was good, and the house itself was modern and efficient.

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4.5 star rating
Impressive facility
February 16, 2013

Our Christmas gift from Toronto family members was tickets to the national ballet's performance of The Nutcracker at the Four Seasons Centre. The centre is in downtown Toronto so it was an easy walk from our hotel, even in the snow.
The centre's light, open feel is quite inviting - floor to ceiling glass walls and glass staircase. Auditorium seating... more

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February 02, 2015

Major performance space was designed by Toronto architecture firm Diamond and Schmidt, and is home to the Canadian Opera Company and National Ballet of Canada. Also hosts free concerts throughout the year in its airy Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. Public building tours are typically offered every Sunday morning; visit the centre's website for more information.

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July 29, 2013

Canadian Opera Company is a business in Toronto.

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October 16, 2010

Home to the Canadian Opera Company, the Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts is a gorgeous building both inside and out. The exterior features a glass wall allowing light to shine in or out depending on the time of day, and the inside is a spectacular open space with four balconies. It also houses the longest free-spanning glass staircase in the world. Besides being beautiful, it is also... more

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