A conversation with the creators of COC's HADRIAN

When and Where

Friday, October 12, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Robert Gill Theatre; 3rd floor (use St. George St. entrance)
Koffler Student Services Centre
214 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 2Z9


Rufus Wainwright, Composer, HADRIAN
Daniel MacIvor, Librettist, HADRIAN
Peter Hinton, Director, HADRIAN
Alexander Neef, General Director, Canadian Opera Company


The University of Toronto's Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies presents a special conversation with creators of the Canadian Opera Company's new opera HADRIAN.

Free event. No registration required. All are welcome. Please arrive early. 

Use the St. George Street entrance and take the stairs or elevator to the 3rd floor. If you have an accessibility request, we will do our best to make appropriate accommodations. Please email Julie Phillips


Emperor Hadrian is devastated after his lover Antinous drowns in the Nile River. While matters of state encroach on his grief, and advisors clamour for war against a radical new threat to the Empire, Hadrian slips out of time to re-encounter the vision and reality of Antinous—and learn the truth about what happened on the Nile. This highly anticipated world premiere from composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor features the company debuts of opera legends Thomas Hampson and Karita Mattila, and is presented by the same creative team behind the COC’s 2017 production of Louis Riel. The World Premier is taking place from October 13-27, 2018. Visit HADRIAN on the Canadian Opera Company's website.



214 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 2Z9