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Tapestry, which has been providing new operas for 34 years, is facing a budget crunch. The Toronto-based opera company announced Tuesday that the upcoming production of Shelter, which was to open in Toronto in June 2013, will be delayed until 2014. Tapestry will instead launch a $100,000 fundraising campaign with an “Opera Unites Us” theme.

“Calgary Opera had the opportunity to have Christopher Mokrzewski as repetiteur for a six-week period in October and November,” says general director and CEO Bob McPhee. “During that time it was very evident that he was the ideal candidate and would bring the appropriate skill set to our company.”

“Bass-baritone Olivier Laquerre (another veteran of many OA productions) seemed both vocally and dramatically at home in the role of Papageno. And when he was joined bysoprano Carla Huhtanen as Papagena, feathers flew in a lively and well-paced duet.”
- Colin Eatock, Eatock Daily

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While there are no outdoor summer opera festivals (featuring professional companies) in Canada, they are hugely prolific and popular in the United States and Europe, which was the original impetus, five years ago, behind McPhee launching a quest to ...
LONDON — Opera has long been in need of a helping hand, as the art form is rarely able to sustain itself commercially. The International Opera Awards, which will be presented for the first time this year, hope to energize the field further by ...

The Canadian Arts Coalition (CAC) – a united national movement of artists, cultural workers, business leaders and volunteers – is hoping that no news is good news for arts and culture in Budget 2013.

March 21 and 23, Opera Lyra Ottawa presents a concert performance of La Traviata at the NAC, with Tyrone Paterson conducting the NACO and a cast that includes Corinne Winters. operalyra.ca. March 22 at St. Andrew's Church, Kevin Mallon conducts ...

 

We had an exciting rehearsal the other day with some very special guests!

The Magic Flute is the perfect opportunity to introduce your friends and loved-ones of all ages to the world of Mozart, and we got to do just that with a few of our youngest friends! Below you will find a couple of clips from one of the most entertaining rehearsals we have experienced.

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