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The Canadian Children’s Opera Company (CCOC) proudly announces its latest commission, “The Nightingale of 1000 Songs”, based on a beloved Armenian folk tale, created by composer Serouj Kradjian and Dora award-winning librettist Marjorie Chan.

The Nightingale of a Thousand Songs blends cultures and musical styles in a truly unique way, framed to be sung by children, for children, and audiences of all ages.

The opera follows the journey of Leah and Ari as they emerge from a tragedy in their homeland. The children embark on an adventure to find the Nightingale of 1000 Songs so she can bring back life and joy to their world. Along the way, they remember their lost friends and family, and face many challenges and obstacles.

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(photo of composer Serouj Kradjian)

Performance and Ticket Information
School Previews (school groups only): June 9, 2023 – 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Public Performances (four): June 9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

June 10, 2023 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
June 11, 2023 at 3 p.m.

The opera runs for approximately 65 minutes with no intermission and is suitable for ages 7 and up.
Tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. on March 7, 2023. Single tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for seniors/arts
worker, and $20 for youth (ages 18 and under). Tickets can be purchased online at TO Live’s website,, or by calling the TO Live Box Office at 416-366-7723. For more information regarding student
group tickets for the school previews and public performances, please contact the TO Live Box Office at

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