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Opera.ca Honours Last month, Opera.ca honoured Mr. Richard Cook, the 2018 recipient of the National Opera Directors Award and Mr. Bruce Wright, the inaugural recipient of Opera.ca's Opera Directors Emeritus Award. Both were on hand in New York City in February for a special presentation, surrounded by opera company board members from their own communities and from across Canada. Congratulations...
Vancouver Opera Festival  Running from April 28 to May 6, Vancouver Opera launches its second annual Vancouver Opera Festival under the banner Russian White Nights. The Festival celebrates Russian composers with a Russian classic opera, a much anticipated opera premiere, a series of instrumental and vocal chamber music concerts, and much more. Click here to learn more.    ...
World Premiere of The Overcoat The Overcoat, a new opera composed by James Rolfe with a libretto by Morris Panych will have its world premiere end of this month at the Bluma Appel Theatre in Toronto, March 27-April 14.  A coproduction with Tapestry Opera, Vancouver Opera, and Canadian Stage, The Overcoat will open in Vancouver April 26- May 8, 2018 as part of Vancouver Opera Festival at the...
Chants Libres welcomes new Executive Director Marilyn Carnier is the new Executive Director of Chants Libres. Trained in management and commerce in Belgium, her career began in Québec managing artists and developing tours for professional artists before naturally evolving toward managing culturally important organizations.  (Read more...)   2018 Juno Award Winner! Congratulations to...
New Anti-Harassment Resource Page OPERA America recently launched a new page of anti-harassment resources and tools for both organizations and individuals. The page provides resources for anyone experiencing harassment in any form, as well as policies and tools to assist the opera field with developing organizational procedures and responses. View the new anti-harassment resources and tools...
Opera Europa World Opera Forum in Madrid, Spain April 12-15, 2018 (Learn more...)   OPERA America Opera Conference St. Louis Missouri “Lifting Many Voices” June 20-23, 2018 (Learn more...)    
Manitoba Theatre Centre – Artistic Director Deadline: Ongoing   Canadian Music Centre – Director of Development & Communications Deadline: March 31, 2018 Vancouver Opera – Director of Marketing Deadline: April 28, 2018   Don’t forget that Opera.ca provides free job listings in High Notes as a service to our members! Just send any employment opportunities or...
New Season Roundup As Opera.ca member companies begin to announce their 2018-19 seasons, we are excited by the scope of the productions and thrilled for another fantastic season of opera in Canada! Click on each company for more information about their exciting new seasons.   Pacific Opera Victoria Vancouver Opera Edmonton Opera Canadian Opera Company Opera Atelier Chants Libres Opéra...
Alexander Neef Appointed Artistic Director of Santa Fe Opera Canadian Opera Company General Director Alexander Neef was named Artistic Director of Santa Fe Opera by incoming SFO General Director Robert K. Meya, effective October 1, 2018. This is a newly created seasonal role in Santa Fe that will complement Neef’s current position as COC General Director. The announcement followed Meya’s own...
Arts Reach Canadian Conference 2018 Canadian Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference will be held Monday, June 11 & Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the 20 Toronto Street Conference Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Presented by Arts Reach, this year’s conference is Building Resilience for Today and Tomorrow. Opera.ca members will receive a $180 discount on Conference Registration. Other...

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