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20th Anniversary brings a New Look, a New Name, a New Website – Coming Soon! 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Opera.ca, and while COVID19 may have caused many cancellations, it has only delayed our plans for celebration. We are very excited to reveal some of the work we have been doing over the past few months to re-brand the organization as it heads into its third decade of...
Opera.ca's Pre-Budget Reccommendations COVID-19 has and will continue to have a major impact on the Arts Sector in Canada and abroad. On August 7, Opera.ca submitted its Pre-Budget recommendations to the Federal Finance Committee. The recommendations centre around a continuation of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) programs, infrastructure...
Canada Council for the Arts Digital Originals Results At the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) launched the Digital Originals Initiative, which provided $5,000 micro innovation grants to artists, groups, and organizations to adapt existing work or create new work for the public on a digital platform. (Read the whole report HERE)   CCA has released...
Manitoba Opera Selects Artists for Digital Emerging Artists Program  Four Emerging Canadian Artists have been selected by Manitoba Opera to participate in their Inaugural Digital Emerging Artists Program. Congratulations to Sydney Baedke (soprano), Elizabeth Hoyt-Surdhar (mezzo-soprano), Kaden Forsberg (tenor), and Nicholas Borg (baritone). The four-week intensive online program includes...
Cheryl Hickman Receives Top 50 CEO awards Congratulations to Opera on the Avalon’s Cheryl Hickman who will receive Atlantic Business Magazine's Top 50 CEO award. The award has been presented by the magazine since 1999, and both gives worthy individual deserved recognition and provides an example to inspire other companies and business leaders. The CEO of the year will be chosen from this group of...
CPAMO’s The Gathering: Online Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement in Ontario (CPAMO) presents The Gathering: Online. From June through November, CPAMO is hosting webinars exploring frameworks for understanding how Artists and Arts Organization are thinking about their work and programming given the current situations facing the sector. CPAMO is committed to supporting arts practitioners from...
IRCPA’s Encounter with Theodore Baerg The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA) presents an Encounter with Theodore Baerg on October 23, 2020, with a gala concert on November 6, 2020. Ten singers will be selected to participate. Singers must apply by October 9, 2020. (Learn more)      
Introducing Opera.ca’s Summer Team – The Portfolio Artist Collective Opera.ca is thrilled to announce that our summer team consists of seven incredibly talented emerging artists/administrators. Calling themselves the Portfolio Artist Collective, they will each be responsible for distinct projects and duties that embrace not only their varied interests and pursuits offstage but their enduring...
Opera Innovation During a Pandemic Amid news of fall season cancellations, Opera Companies across Canada continue to find new ways to reach audiences through interactive content, virtual festivals, and outdoor socially-distanced concerts for the larger community. The innovation in the opera sector is vast and these exciting projects are strengthening the sector’s civic impact. Here are some...
Loose Tea Music Theatre announces new Artistic Director Toronto’s indie-opera company Loose Tea Music Theatre has announced a new Artistic Director, Joanna Diindiisikwe Simmons. An opera singer and active member of Ontario’s opera, dance, and theatre sectors, Ms. Diindiisikwe Simmons is of Saugeen Ojibwe heritage, and her appointment with Loose Tea makes her the first Indigenous artistic director...

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