How To Use COR

How to Use COR

Welcome to the Canadian Opera Resource (COR), an online database that is designed to make discovering Canadian opera and their creators easier and more accessible for our members. 

Ways to Use COR:

For Creators:
– Input your works to COR so they can be featured in the database.
– Interested in uploading a work? Click HERE for more information.
– Make piano-vocal scores of full works, scenes, and arias available for purchase for limited use
– Provide information and/or contacts for inquiries about performances, recordings, or full productions of your work
For Artists:
– Search for Canadian works to add to your repertoire.
– Read detailed descriptions about each piece.
– Listen to recordings and watch videos of past performances, if available
– Purchase piano-vocal scores of arias, scenes, and full-operas for the following use:
– Auditions and repertoire development
– Teaching and coaching
– In-class or academic presentations or assignments
– Find contact information for how to license works for:
– Public performances
– Recordings
For Producers:
– Search for Canadian works to program as part of your season.
– Read detailed descriptions about each piece.
– Find information on how to rent full orchestral scores and acquire performance rights for public presentations.

Ready to get started?

If you have a specific show in mind or a theme you would like to research, type it into our search bar, and away you’ll go! If you need a bit of help getting started, check out our Featured Opera or Top 10 Lists for some inspiration.

What Can I Search For?

You can search for composer or librettist names, themes (eg. LGBTQ+, family relationships, etc), by voice type (eg. arias for baritones), or any word that appears in an entry. Can’t remember the name of that show, but you know a singer who was in it? Search by their name! Not sure quite what you’re looking for, but you know you want a woman composer or librettist? Search “woman creator”, “woman composer”, or “woman librettist”. Know that you like the kind of work created by a specific company? Search their name, and get a list of everything they’ve commissioned. Or, just try typing any random word and see what comes up!

Why are the voice types listed that way?

Gender equity, acknowledgement that people can play all kinds of roles, that ranges are not necessarily gendered in the way we’ve been taught, moving beyond.

Voice Type
Traditional Voice
Approximate Range
C4 – C6
A3 – G5
F3 – D5
C3 – A4
G2 – F4
E2 – E4

Have more questions?

Check out our FAQ Page.