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Community Engagement Hallmark of Exceptional Manitoba Opera Season

Manitoba Opera announced its recent 2014/15 Annual General Meeting that community engagement was the hallmark of an exceptional season that also saw the company post a surplus of $5,549 on an operating budget of $2,015,501. This marks the 12th time in the past 15 seasons that Manitoba Opera has posted a surplus on the season. Click here to read more.
 

Tapestry Opera’s Composer-Librettist Laboratory (LIBLAB) to be Presented Biannually

Tapestry Opera has recently announced that as of 2015, its flagship opera creation program, the Composer Librettist Laboratory (LIBLAB) will be presented biannually. LIBLAB has been bringing together composers and writers for almost two decades, resulting in over 150 new opera shorts and over a dozen full world premieres. Tapestry’s Artistic Director Michael Hidetoshi Mori explains, “In this bold new stage of our development, Tapestry is refining its programming structure to better realize its mandate of developing and producing vital and lasting new works for the Canadian repertoire…. We have opted to make LIBLAB biannual in order to focus resources toward the development of the strongest projects emerging from the program, as well as the recruitment of its most promising participants.” Tapestry anticipates that a bi-annual program will result in a higher output of exceptional new productions. For more information, click here.
 

Soundstreams and Canadian Stage Announce All-Canadian Cast for the North American Premiere of Julie

Soundstreams and Canadian Stage recently announced a young, all-Canadian cast for the North American premiere of internationally acclaimed and multiple award-winning composer Philippe Boesmans’ chamber opera Julie, presented in November as part of Soundstreams 15/16 season. The cast includes London, Ontario’s Lucia Cervoni in her professional Canadian debut, Mississauga native and current COC Ensemble Studio member Clarence Frazer, and Ottawa-born Sharleen Joynt, who trained with Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Development Program. Click here to read more.