CAP members experience the best of Canadian opera for free with the Canadian Opera Company


In 2017-2018, the Canadian Opera Company (COC) continues its partnership with the Cultural Access Pass (CAP) program, offering new Canadian citizens the chance to experience the best of Canadian opera for free through their CAP membership. Canada’s largest opera company, the COC, has generously provided CAP with free tickets to select dress rehearsal performances during the 2017-2018 season, giving CAP members a unique opportunity to experience these world-class performances.

During this month alone, 80 tickets were delivered to CAP members for COC productions Arabella and Elixir of Love. More tickets will be delivered throughout the 2017-2018 season to dress rehearsal performances of The Abduction from the Seraglio, Rigoletto, The Nightingale and Other Short Fables, and Anna Bolena. If you are a CAP member, all you need to do is keep an eye on your inbox to hear about the next incredible offer from COC.

“By partnering with the CAP program, the COC welcomes Canada’s newest citizens, builds inclusion and belonging in Canada, and creates meaningful connections between new citizens and the performing arts,” says Yasmine Mohamed, Manager of the ICC’s CAP program. “We’re thrilled with this continued partnership, and the opportunities it offers to our program participants.”

“I am very proud of our partnership with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and how we’ve been able to use a program such as the Cultural Access Pass to make it easier for new Canadians to engage with the COC and experience first-hand the performing arts available to them in Toronto,” says COC General Director Alexander Neef. “Connecting with new voices and perspectives is essential to exploring what our art form can mean in the 21st century, and the Cultural Access Pass plays a vital role in engaging a new generation of opera-goers and showing them what the COC has to offer.”

The Canadian Opera Company is a proud supporter of CAP and a generous partner of the ICC. You can learn more about them on their website at

The only program of its kind in the world, the ICC’s Cultural Access Pass gives new Canadian citizens the chance to explore, travel, and discover Canada during their first year of citizenship. The program depends entirely on a network of dedicated partners and supporters. For more information, visit


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