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Remembering Jessye Norman

We are deeply saddened by the passing of soprano Jessye Norman who passed away on September 30, 2019. One of the most decorated opera singers and recitalists, her numerous awards include five Grammy Awards (including a lifetime achievement award), the Kennedy Centre Honor, the National Medial of Arts and in 2018 the Glenn Gould Prize. A diverse artist, she was renowned for her commanding presence and powerful voice around the world.
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Meet Canada’s up and coming Opera Stars

Each year, Calgary Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opéra de Montréal, & Vancouver Opera hold national auditions for their selective training programs. These programs offer young singers a well-rounded experience for developing their skills as an opera singer. Meet this year’s talented artists:
Calgary Opera – Emerging Artist Development Program
Canadian Opera Company – Ensemble Studio 
Opéra de Montréal – Atelier Lyrique
Vancouver Opera – Yulanda M Faris Young Artists Program