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Vancouver/UBC Opera Summit: Building New Bridges Thank you to everyone who attended the Vancouver/UBC Opera Summit: Building New Bridges from September 19-21, 2019 and for making it the success it was. We had over140 delegates register for the event, making it the larger assembly in Opera.ca history. A post-event survey is currently underway which will inform the event final report and also help...
Federal Election 2019 Opera.ca is proud to be part of a broad network of artists, organizations, and supporters that continue to advocate for a resilient arts and culture sector in Canada. Your voice is vital during the 2019 election and you can find tools, resources, and continuous updates about the political parties and their platforms from the Canadian Arts Coalition HERE....
A Shared Future: Annual Report 2018-19 The Canada Council for the Arts is pleased to share its 2018-19 Annual Report. In 2018-19, with the third installment of funds received as part of the progressive doubling of our budget, our funding of the arts sector reached a total of $261.8 million. Read the report HERE.      
Against the Grain Theatre Appoints First Executive Director Against the Grain Theatre has announced that Robin Whiffen will be the organization’s very first Executive Director, effective September 16, 2019. Ms. Whiffen, formerly of Opera on the Avalon, was selected by Opera.ca in 2017 to attend the Leadership Intensive program, hosted by OPERA America. She brings strong...
Soundstreams presents Two Odysseys This November, Soundstreams will present a double bill of the world’s first music drama works sung and narrated in the Indigenous languages Cree and Sámi. The two works, Pimooteewin and Gállábártnit, are cross-cultural odysseys that examine how we live on earth, how we pass to the land of the dead, and the consequences of love and...
Remembering Jessye Norman We are deeply saddened by the passing of soprano Jessye Norman who passed away on September 30, 2019. One of the most decorated opera singers and recitalists, her numerous awards include five Grammy Awards (including a lifetime achievement award), the Kennedy Centre Honor, the National Medial of Arts and in 2018 the Glenn Gould Prize. A diverse artist, she was...
Celebrating 50 Years of Opera in America and 20 Years of Opera in Canada Opera.ca is thrilled to partner with OPERA America as they mark their milestone 50th Anniversary and we, our 20th Anniversary both in 2020. OPERA America President/CEO Marc A. Scorca will make a live announcement on October 18, 2019 at 4pm EST announcing new programs and initiatives to...
NAC Call for Nominations The National Arts Centre and CAPACOA are extending a call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 11, 2019. (Learn more)      
The Countdown is on to the Vancouver/UBC Opera Summit: Building New Bridges - September 19-21, 2019 Opera.ca in association with UBC Opera, Vancouver Oper,  and Pacific Opera Victoria presents the Vancouver/UBC Opera Summit: Building New Bridges this September in Vancouver. This event is the first, full-sector opera event of its kind, combining the think-tank of the bi-annual Opera...
Opera.ca's Commitment to Arts Advocacy National level advocacy is a part of Opera.ca’s core service commitment to members. Each year, Opera.ca submits a Pre-budget brief to the Federal Government's Standing Committee on Finance to help inform the development of the upcoming federal budget. Click here to read this year’s submission on behalf of the opera sector in Canada. Thank you to everyone who...

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