TCO : Singing in Exile, Staying Together

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Golden harp of our prophets, why do you hang silently on the willow?

[Chorus of the Hebrew slaves – Nabucco, Giuseppe Verdi]

Our deep thanks to all of you who joined us in the spirit of Liberation to support our artists and our vision at this event

In the autumn of 2020 Toronto City Opera announced the Campaign for Live Opera, which included supporting our 2021 production of Nabucco. We believe that the live experience is absolutely essential for the community and that digital experiences are no substitute. Due to pandemic restrictions we were unable to put on Nabucco as planned so we created a 'hosted live' and 'recorded live' event featuring artists from our planned production and special guest Charles Sy.


Thanks to the generous support of those who bought tickets to this event and those who generously donated we will be back later this year as soon as we are reasonably permitted to do so. 

Thanks to our artists for their wonderful performances

Charles Sy

Kuda, Kuda’ (Lensky’s aria)

Eugene Onegin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Vlad Iftinka pianist

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Deanna Pauletto
‘Cruda Sorte! Amor Tiranno’

L'italiana in Algeri 

Gioachino Rossini

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Dylan Wright
‘Vieni o Levita’ (Zaccaria’s prayer)


Giuseppe Verdi

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Michael Robert-Broder


Richard Wagner

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Cristina Pisani
‘Un Bel Di Vedremo'

Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

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Ivan Jovanovic

Piano selections ̶ ‘Rhapsody in Blue

George Gershwin

Thanks to our host Artistic Director Jennifer Tung and the team at Arraymusic Aleda DeRoche, Dan Tapper. 

A special thanks to Joseph Pepelnak for technical production and the Continental Dance Club for hosting the Zoom broadcast

This event was generously sponsored by Sandra and Henry Tang

A special thanks to our donors who make it possible for Toronto City Opera to continue to be
'passionately committed to opera for everyone'.

Artistic Partners : $1,000+

  • Anthony Fusco Sr.

  • Mable Cheng

  • Sandra and Henry Tang

  • QingXia Zhang, Lulu Wei and Michael Wei

  • Mark and Marlene Wilson

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Diamond Supporters : $100 - $500

  • Brian Dawson

  • William Cahoon

  • Linda Chen

  • Ronald Forbes

  • Linda Gruson

  • Samuel Ko

  • Vivien Mann

  • Don Maudsley

  • John Minardi

  • Letizia Paradiso

  • Nada Savicevic

  • Gary Smith

  • Ted and Carol Whitby

Platinum Supporters : $75

  • Vivien Dzau

  • Jean-Guy Fréchette

  • Nick Grillo

  • Karen Johnston

  • Chris Lea

  • Tess McLean

  • Peter Price

  • Dawn Rosen

  • Gordon Tong

  • Vivien Ludwin

Gold Supporters : $50

  • Augustine Cheung

  • Susy Cimicata

  • Stephen Jackson

  • Xenia R. Kirkpatrick

  • Heather McGrath

  • Nancy Reid

  • Christine Riedel

  • Nancy Tran

  • Christian With-Seidelin

  • Laura Wright

  • Miriam Yapur

Silver Supporters : $25

  • Karen Lynne Beitel

  • Tanya Bouchard

  • Susan Davies

  • Sherily De Silva

  • Daymara Excel

  • Larry Kistner

  • Gail Manetta

  • Anna Miransky

  • Glenn Pettifer

  • Sarah Salter

  • Tim Vining

  • Karen Watson

  • Kathleen D Wert

  • Sandra Woolfrey

Other Supporters

  • Anonymous

  • Debra Joy Eklove

We are sincerely grateful for each and every donation whatever the amount