NUMBERS: (Toronto) Alexander Neef, the COC boss, has much to be proud of with the release of the numbers for the Canadian Opera Company for its last season. The 2011/12 season had 91% attendance - amazing with such an ambitiously eclectic season - and the fourth highest single ticket sales in the company's history. 125,238 patrons attended the 67 performances. Meanwhile, the company's music director, Johannes Debus, renewed his contract through the 2016/17 season. (Source: COC) War Horse, the British import, will conclude an astounding run of 368 performances on January 6, 2013. (Source: Mirvish)
AWARDS: Gascon-Roux: The National Theatre School has announced it will award its annual Gascon-Roux Award to directors Dominic Champagne and Peter Hinton. Siminovitch: The final $100,000 Elinore and Lou Siminovitch prize has been awarded to lighting designer Robert Thomson. Thomson has chosen as his protégés (who will share $25,000 of the prize) designers Jason Hand and Raha Javanfar.