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Opera.ca Announces Innovative New Coproduction Loan program

Opera.ca has embarked on a major new pilot program to support Canadian coproductions by offering low interest, repayable capital to members. Coproducing is a proven strategy for opera companies to meet and exceed the ever-changing expectations of audiences and to achieve higher production values for operas than they could alone. Coproducing however requires significant upfront investment from partners, who may not be presenting the opera in their communities until several years later.  The Coproduction Loan Program responds to the needs of an under-capitalized sector by providing much needed financing for coproduction activity.
 
The pilot year of the program is supporting a new coproduction of La Traviata with partners, Manitoba Opera, Edmonton Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver Opera, and Opera de Montréal. This Coproduction of five partners in four provinces spans 3 fiscal periods from 2017 to 2020. This collaboration is the largest coproduction in the history of Canadian opera and is providing a model for future collaborative activity and increasing the sector`s capacity for coproducing. It is Opera.ca`s hope to use this program to further incentivize collaborative activity that will advance our shared goals of increasing opera`s civic impact, and enabling and showcasing Canadian creativity, both at home and abroad.
 
Opera.ca is proud to support the innovation and collaborative spirit of its members in Canada.