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Vancouver/UBC Opera Summit

Vancouver/UBC Opera Summit

Thursday, September 19th, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 21st, 2019 - 11:00pm
UBC School of Music
6361 Memorial Rd
Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver/UBC Opera Summit is the first, full-sector opera event of its kind, combining the think-tank of the bi-annual Opera Colloquium with last year's highly successful Education and Artist Training Summit. This full-sector event for all levels of membership will continue a holistic conversation began last fall around the future of opera and the discovery of opportunities that will result in a better connected, more inclusive and equitable future opera sector. 

Through the theme of Building New Bridges, the first day Colloquium will explore local and global opportunities for professional opera companies in civic impact, international market development, cultural exchange and diplomacy. The following two-day Opera Summit will build on the theme introduced at last year's Summit around the "the gap" experienced by many emerging artists between their training and the establishment of their careers. Building New Bridges positions this challenge not as an emerging artist problem, but a sectoral one, and invites delegates to co-create solutions that will lead to a stronger, more connected and equitable future opera sector.

Who Should Attend

Any current member in good standing can attend including:

  • Professional Opera Company Members, their staff and board members
  • University opera and voice training staff and faculty
  • Young artist training programs directors and their representatives
  • Business, Educational, and Individual Affiliates
  • Emerging artists, Singers, coaches, agents, composers, librettists, directors, conductors, designers, businesses, media and funders.

 The Summit also coincides with stakeholder consultations towards the development of our new strategic plan and kicks off the celebrations in advance of's 20th Anniversary in 2020!

Contribute to a future collective vision, expand your network, be inspired, add your voice and be heard


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