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Opera.ca Announces Surplus at AGM 2018, Launches new Governance Program in Inclusive Practices Opera.ca held its Annual General Meeting of Members in Edmonton, Alberta, October 27, 2018.  At the AGM, Opera.ca announced a $2,561 surplus on the year ending June 30, 2018. Also at the AGM, members elected new board members Marion Newman (right) and Chantal Lambert (left), while thanking...
Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentive The Department of Canadian Heritage has decided to lift the lifetime cap on the Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentive. While the lifetime cap has been lifted, the annual cap of 1 million dollars will remain, but only for organizations that have already received 10 million dollars from the program. The deadline to apply to...
Calgary Opera Announces New Leadership Team Calgary Opera has just announced that the board of directors has selected two Canadians as its new leaders. Grammy and Juno award-winning conductor and composer Bramwell Tovey will become the company’s Artistic Director, and veteran international arts executive Heather Kitchen will become the company’s administrative leader as Managing Director...
Opera.ca Welcomes New Educational Producing Affiliates We are pleased to welcome our new Educational Producing Affiliates who joined Opera.ca in conjunction with our Educational Summit held this September in Montreal. The event was an informative and eye-opening experience for everyone involved, and we are thrilled to be working with a number of new Educational Producing Affiliate members who...
COC’s Centre Stage: A Night of Voices Congratulations to all the finalists who competed in the Canadian Opera Company’s Centre Stage: A Night of Voices on November 1, 2018. The judges did not have an easy decision, and the competition was fierce. This year's winners: first prize was awarded to Matthew Cairns (tenor), second prize to Vartan Gabrielian (bass-bartione), third prize to Jamie Groote (...
Opera Grants for Female Composers Applications are now open for Discovery Grants of up to $15,000 from female composers able to document their ability to compose theatrical works for the trained voice and instrumental ensemble. Intent to apply deadline: November 28, 2018 (Learn more)      
COSI-Centre For Opera Studies In Italy Applications are open for the July 2019 Opera Training Intensive in Sulmona, Italy. Apply by January 15, 2018. (Learn more)     Join the Canadian Arts Coalition The Research and Policy Committee of the Canadian Arts Coalition is recruiting new members for their 6 working groups. The 6 volunteer groups are: - Financing research - Equity, Diversity...
Education and Artist Training Summit: Opera’s Changing Worlds Thank you to all the participants of Opera.ca’s Education and Artist Training Summit. The summit was an overwhelming success and with over 120 participants, it was not only Opera.ca’s largest event to date,  but also the most multi-generational! A huge thank you to Opera McGill, Opéra de Montréal and Musique 3 Femmes, as...
Manitoba Opera's Tribute to Gail Asper Congratulations to Manitoba Opera, their Gala Reception honouring Winnipeg philanthropist Gail Asper is company’s most successful fundraising event in its 46-year history. The Gala paid tribute to Asper’s exemplary leadership as a philanthropist and visionary whose conviction inspires others to serve, to give, and to make our community a better place. The...
Opera in the 21st Century This residency is a performance-based, collaborative training experience for emerging opera professionals. This year will feature the works No One's Safe (a Mozart Murder Mystery) by Canadian composer Nicole Lizée with stage direction by Joel Ivany, Silent Light written by composer Paola Prestini and librettist Royce Vavrek, La bohème (Against the Grain Theatre’s...

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