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Happy Holidays from Opera.ca It is an honour to continue to serve the sector through our communications, programs and advocacy, and we are proud of the work we have accomplished together in 2018.  Wishing you all the best for 2019!  Please note that the Opera.ca office will be closed from December 22, 2018 to January 2, 2019.   Give the Gift of Opera This Year 2018 has been a...
22nd Prix Opus Nominations Congratulations to the Opera.ca members who have been nominated for a Prix Opus! Concert of the Year - Quebec: Festival d’Opéra de Québec’s The Magic Flute by Mozart Composition of the Year: Chants libres’s Love Songs Opéra by Ana Sokolovic Click here to view the full list of nominees.      
COC names New Composer-In Residence The Canadian Opera Company (COC) has named Ian Cusson as the inaugural Composer-in-Residence. This residency is part of the COC Academy program that fosters young opera artists, creators, and administrators. The two-year residency will include a commissioned work with librettist Colleen Murphy to be premiered in a future season. View the full Press Release....
International Opera Award Nominations Vote Now! Nominations are now open for the 2019 International Opera Awards. All nominations should refer to performances and achievements of the 2018 calendar year. Click here to nominate an individual, opera company, production, or recording!  Nominations close on January 7, 2019.      
2019 Practicums at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Set and Costume Design Practicum | Performing Arts – Opera Application Deadline: February 20, 2019 Learn more Stage Management Practicum, Performing Arts – Opera Application Deadline: February 20, 2019 Learn more Lighting Design Practicum, Performing Arts – Opera Application Deadline: February 20, 2019 Learn more      
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 (...

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