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Manitoba Opera launches Digital Emerging Artists Program

Applications are now being accepted for Manitoba Opera's first Digital Emerging Artists Program which will be held next month (August 2020). This four-week intensive online professional development program is open to emerging operatic artists between the ages of 18-35. Four participants will be selected to hone their artistic skills while developing the tools necessary to create online content.
"We are very pleased to be launching our first online education program for young artists," commented Larry Desrochers, General Director & CEO. "The program will create enriching employment opportunities for emerging and established artists at a time when they need support more than ever."
The program's core faculty consists of four widely acclaimed professional singers/instructors: sopranos Tracy Dahl and Monica Huisman; mezzo-soprano Marion Newman; and tenor John Tessier.
To apply and for more information, visit: https://mbopera.ca/deap.
 
 

The Winners: Dora Awards – Virtual Edition

The Dora Mavor Moore Awards were presented – virtually – on June 29, 2020 to an audience of over 3,400 viewers on YouTube. Congratulations to all the winners in the Opera Category, especially Canadian Opera Company (COC), their production of Rusalka was a top winner overall with 4 awards.
View all award winners HERE.
 

Opera Division Winners:

Outstanding Production: Canadian Opera Company, Rusalka
Outstanding New Opera: Yvette Noland and Dean Burry, Shanawdithit (Tapestry Opera and Opera on the Avalon)
Outstanding Direction: David McVicar, Rusalka (COC)
Outstanding Musical Direction: Johannes Debus, Rusalka (COC)
Outstanding Achievement in Design (Lighting): David Finn, Rusalka (COC)
Outstanding Performance by an Individual: Marnie Breckenridge, Jacqueline (Tapestry Opera)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble: the cast of Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin / Gállábártnit (Soundstreams) - Nicole Joy-Fraser, Karen Weigold, Vania Chan, Deantha Edmunds, Jennifer Taverner, Rebecca Cuddy, Bó Bárdos, Michelle Lafferty, Jonathan MacArthur, Mitchell Pady, Evan Korbut, Bryan Martin and Neil Aronoff.