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Congratulations to the 2019 Dora Award Winners

The 40th Anniversary of the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, that celebrate excellence in Toronto’s theatre, opera, and musical theatre sector were held on June 25, 2019. Congratulations to all the winners in the Opera Division. Once again, this year was a groundbreaking year of incredible productions.
 
Canadian Opera Company took home 5 awards for Eugene Onegin, 1 for Hadrian (Outstanding New Opera), and 1 for Otello (Gerald Finley – Outstanding Performance of an Individual), and Against the Grain Theatre took home 2 awards for Kopernikus including Outstanding Musical Direction by Topher Mokrzewski.
 

Winners in the Opera Category:
Outstanding Production: Eugene Onegin, Canadian Opera Company
Outstanding New Opera: Hadrian, Canadian Opera Company (Daniel MacIvor/Rufus Wainwright)
Outstanding Direction: Eugene Onegin, Canadian Opera Company (Robert Carsen)
Outstanding Musical Direction: Kopernikus, Against the Grain Theatre (Topher Mokrzewski)
Outstanding Performance of an Individual: Gerald Finley, Otello, Canadian Opera Company
Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble: Kopernikus, Against the Grain Theatre
Outstanding Scenic/Projection Design: Eugene Onegin, Canadian Opera Company (Michael Levine)
Outstanding Costume Design: Eugene Onegin, Canadian Opera Company (Michael Levine)
Outstanding Lighting Design: Eugene Onegin, Canadian Opera Company (Christine Binder)

 

Summer Opera Productions

Are you a major opera fan and can’t wait until the fall to attend a performance? Check out the following summer opera festivals and performances taking place across the country:
Banff Centre’s Opera in the 21st Century – June 27 to July 6, 2019
Festival d’Opéra de Québec – July 24 to August 24, 2019 
Summer Opera Lyric Theatre - July 26 to August 4, 2019
Highlands Opera Studio – July 31 to August 26, 2019 
Halifax Summer Opera Festival - August 2 to 11, 2019
Manitoba Underground Opera – August 17 to 24, 2019