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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...
Calgary Opera – Assistant Technical Director Deadline: February 16, 2018 Living Arts Centre – Director, Performing Arts Deadline: February 23, 2018   Canadian Opera Company – Co-ordinator, Traffic Management Deadline: March 7, 2018   Canadian Opera Company – Digital Engagement Officer Deadline: March 7, 2018 Canadian Music Centre  –...
Opera.ca, the national association for opera in Canada, is proud to honour two outstanding opera company board members; Richard Cook of Edmonton Opera, the 2018 recipient of the Opera.ca National Opera Directors Recognition Award, and Bruce Munro Wright of Vancouver Opera, honoured with the National Opera Directors Emeritus Award. In its tenth year, the National Opera Directors Recognition Award...
Opera.ca Presentation on Assessing Impact at National Arts Service Organizations Meeting On December 9, 2017, Opera.ca’s Executive Director, Christina Loewen spoke at the annual meeting of National Arts Service Organizations on the theme of Assessing Impact. Drawing on examples of civic action in the opera sector across Canada, she illustrated various questions to ask when evaluating the overall...
Opera.ca Advocacy Days Opera.ca Advocacy Days were held on December 4 and 5th in Ottawa this year. Advocacy Committee members, Cheryl Hickman, Amy Mushinski, and Christina Loewen attended meetings with over 15 members of parliament, senators and staffers. In addition to sharing stories around the important contributions opera companies make to their communities, they highlighted the importance of...
New Chamber Opera: Requiem for a Lost Girl Exploring themes of homelessness, poverty, mental illness, addiction and the plight of missing and murdered women - this strikingly original chamber work unfolds as a memorial service for a young woman lost to the street. Requiem for a Lost Girl, written and directed by Onalea Gilbertson, composed and conducted by Marcel Bergmann, is the product of a...
Ontario’s New Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has appointed Kitchener-Centre MPP, Daiene Vernile, as the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, succeeding Minister Eleanor McMahon. Eleanor McMahon becomes President of the Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for Digital Government. The new minister, Daiene Vernile’s bio may be found here.   2018...
Opera Conference 2018: Lifting Many Voices Opera America’s Opera Conference 2018, takes place June 20–23, 2018 in St. Louis Missouri. Visit the conference website to explore the performances and sessions, including the keynote by John Adams. Take advantage of Advance Registration until February 8, 2018.     Deadlines: Opera AMERICA – Innovation Grants Deadline: January 24, 2018...

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