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The Countdown is on to the Vancouver/UBC Opera Summit: Building New Bridges - September 19-21, 2019 in association with UBC Opera, Vancouver Oper,  and Pacific Opera Victoria presents the Vancouver/UBC Opera Summit: Building New Bridges this September in Vancouver. This event 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.
New Speakers and details are being announced daily! Visit this Summit website by clicking here. Registration is open only to members of To receive your registration code, email Christina Loewen.
See you in Vancouver!

The Leadership Intensive - Applications now Being Accepted is pleased to once again partner with OPERA America for the 2020 Leadership Intensive that will take place January 31- February 7, 2020 in New York City. Canadian Applicants are eligible to apply!
Two Canadians will be selected to participate by and will be provided with free tuition as well as a Canadian travel subsidy.
The application deadline is: September 5, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
For more information about Canadian participation, contact Christina Loewen at or (416) 591-7222. AGM - Save the date!

Opera’ca’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Members will be held this year by teleconference on November 26, 2019 at 1pm EST. Please save the date in your calendars.