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  New Season Round Up: 2017-18 Seasons As Opera.ca member companies begin to announce their 2017-18 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.   Canadian Opera Company Chants Libres Edmonton Opera Opera Atelier Opéra de Montréal Opera on...
Calgary Opera Announces Retirement Of General Director & CEO Calgary Opera Board of Directors has announced the retirement of W.R. (Bob) McPhee, C.M. LL.D (Hon), effective March 3, 2017. Bob McPhee has been General Director and CEO for Calgary Opera for 19 years. Over the last two years, he has been working closely with the Board with an eye on retirement. Mr. McPhee will take on...
Canadian Opera Stamps Canada Post has launched five stamps celebrating two significant Canadian-penned operas and three individuals who helped to put modern Canadian opera talent on the world stage. The stamps feature the Canadian operas Filumena (John Estacio and John Murrell) and Louis Riel (Harry Somers and Mavor Moore with Jacques Languirand), and artists Gerald Finley (baritone), Adrianne...
Opera Conference 2017 Register today for this year’s opera conference of Creating Collaborative Change in Dallas, May 4-8, 2017.  Check out the conference schedule and stay tuned for more exciting content to come.   Deadlines Opera America: Opera Grants for Female Composers - Commissioning Grants 2017 Intent to Apply deadline: April 9, 2017    
Opera Canada - Editorial Director Deadline: ongoing   Pacific Opera Victoria - Director of Development Deadline: March 31, 2017         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 audition announcements to info@opera.ca  
Evan Hazell of Calgary Opera Opera.ca is proud to announce the 2017 recipient of the Opera.ca National Opera Directors Recognition Award, Evan Hazell of Calgary Opera. Now in its ninth year, the National Opera Directors Recognition Award highlights the tenets of good governance and celebrates models of volunteer excellence.   Evan Hazell has been associated with Calgary Opera as a...
COC announces Artist-in-Residence Soprano Jane Archibald The Canadian Opera Company have unveiled their 2017-18 season which will feature a company premiere, three new productions and two revivals. A brand-new special feature of the COC's 17/18 season is the status of world-renowned Canadian soprano Jane Archibald as the COC’s Artist-in-Residence. Over the course of the season, Archibald will...
Order of Canada Recipients Congratulations to baritone Russell Braun, O.C. and tenor Michael Schade, O.C. on their appointment to the Order of Canada. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada on December 30, 2016. (Read more...)     In Memoriam: Stuart Hamilton Canadian opera champion Stuart...
Opera Conference 2017 Dallas: Register by Feb. 2 for the Best Prices of the Year North America’s largest annual gathering of opera professionals is taking place May 4 to 8 in Dallas, Texas. Take advantage of Advance Registration, offering the lowest rates of the year, as well as team pricing for three or more people form the same company.   Members of Opera.ca are also eligible for...
Ontario Arts Council launches new online grant application system and new website The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has launched a new website to support Nova, OAC’s new online grant application and management system, which is now live.    

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