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OPERA America The Leadership Intensive - Applications now Being Accepted Opera.ca is pleased to once again partner with OPERA America for the 2020 Leadership Intensive that will take place January 31- February 7, 2020 in New York City. Two Canadians will be selected to participate by Opera.ca. The application deadline is: September 5, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST Click here to apply now. For more...
Organization New York City Opera (NYCO) was famously dubbed “The People's Opera” by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia at its founding in 1943. More than 70 years later, and with its rebirth in 2016, NYCO continues its historic mission to inspire audiences with innovative and theatrically compelling opera, nurture the work of promising American artists, and build new audiences through affordable ticket...
Vancouver/UBC Opera Summit The Vancouver/UBC Opera Summit, Building New Bridges, is the first full opera sector event of its kind, combining the sectoral think-tank of the bi-annual Opera Colloquium with last year's highly successful Education and Artist Training Summit. This full-sector event will begin a holistic conversation around the future of opera and the discovery of the untapped...
Congratulations to the 2019 Dora Award Winners The 40th Anniversary of the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, that celebrate excellence in Toronto’s theatre, opera, and musical theatre sector were held on June 25, 2019. Congratulations to all the winners in the Opera Division. Once again, this year was a groundbreaking year of incredible productions.   Canadian Opera Company took home 5 awards for...
New music for Louis Riel Canadian Opera Company and National Arts Centre have co-commissioned a new work to replace the music from the Kuyas aria that opens the third act of Louis Riel by composer Harry Somers and librettist Mavor Moore. This decision resulted from a consultation process to redress the misuse of a Nisga’a song in Louis Riel and was initiated and led by Stó:lō First Nations...
Save the Date: Opera Conference 2020 Mark your calendars! OPERA America's 50th Anniversary Opera Conference 2020 will take place in Seattle, Washington from May 13-17, 2020. (Learn more)   Opera America Grants OPERA America's new IDEA Opera Grants are available to creators identifying as African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and/or Native American (ALAANA) who are able to demonstrate their ability...
OPERA Conference 2019 Opera Conference San Francisco is just around the corner and we look working to welcoming Canadian delegates to a hearty Conference Breakfast Kick-off event the morning of June 14, 2019 in the Civic Room, 7:30am-8:30am. At the breakfast, we will reveal the first peek at the Opera Civic Impact Framework in development for the past few months. The breakfast will also feature a...
2019 Federal Budget Highlights March’s 2019 Federal Budget includes increases in arts sector funding. The government has committed to $16 million increase to the Canadian Arts Presentation Fund over two years, as well as $20 million over two years to the Canada Music Fund. Of particular interest to the opera sector is the $24 million over two years to the Building Communities Through Arts and...
Tapestry Opera Celebrates Their 40th Season Congratulations to Opera.ca Member Tapestry Opera as they celebrate their milestone 40th anniversary. Their 2019/2020 season is a bold lineup, featuring innovative partnerships with Opera Philadelphia, Luminato, Opéra de Montréal, OCAD U, and Sidewalk Labs. The season includes a world premiere, the return of original smash hits, and an exploration...
World Premiere of Shanawdithit The world premiere of Shanawdithit, a co-commission between Toronto's Tapestry Opera and Newfoundland's Opera on the Avalon in partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts premieres on May 16, 2019 at Tapestry Opera before opening in June at Opera on the Avalon. The opera is based on the story of Shanawdithit, the last living member of Newfoundland’s lost...

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