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Barbara Hannigan Awarded Léonie Sonning Music Prize Congratulations to Canadian soprano & conductor Barbara Hannigan, who has been awarded the 2020 Léonie Sonning Music Prize. Denmark’s highest musical honour, this award is presented annually to an international composer or musician. The award will be presented on April 23, 2020, in Copenhagen’s DR Concert House at a performance by the...
Registration is now open for Opera Conference 2019 OPERA America’s annual conference will be held in San Francisco, CA from June 12-16. Early bird rates apply until March 7, 2019. Click here to learn more or to register.      
Happy Holidays from Opera.ca It is an honour to continue to serve the sector through our communications, programs and advocacy, and we are proud of the work we have accomplished together in 2018.  Wishing you all the best for 2019!  Please note that the Opera.ca office will be closed from December 22, 2018 to January 2, 2019.   Give the Gift of Opera This Year 2018 has been a...
22nd Prix Opus Nominations Congratulations to the Opera.ca members who have been nominated for a Prix Opus! Concert of the Year - Quebec: Festival d’Opéra de Québec’s The Magic Flute by Mozart Composition of the Year: Chants libres’s Love Songs Opéra by Ana Sokolovic Click here to view the full list of nominees.      
COC names New Composer-In Residence The Canadian Opera Company (COC) has named Ian Cusson as the inaugural Composer-in-Residence. This residency is part of the COC Academy program that fosters young opera artists, creators, and administrators. The two-year residency will include a commissioned work with librettist Colleen Murphy to be premiered in a future season. View the full Press Release....
International Opera Award Nominations Vote Now! Nominations are now open for the 2019 International Opera Awards. All nominations should refer to performances and achievements of the 2018 calendar year. Click here to nominate an individual, opera company, production, or recording!  Nominations close on January 7, 2019.      
2019 Practicums at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Set and Costume Design Practicum | Performing Arts – Opera Application Deadline: February 20, 2019 Learn more Stage Management Practicum, Performing Arts – Opera Application Deadline: February 20, 2019 Learn more Lighting Design Practicum, Performing Arts – Opera Application Deadline: February 20, 2019 Learn more      
Opera.ca Announces Surplus at AGM 2018, Launches new Governance Program in Inclusive Practices Opera.ca held its Annual General Meeting of Members in Edmonton, Alberta, October 27, 2018.  At the AGM, Opera.ca announced a $2,561 surplus on the year ending June 30, 2018. Also at the AGM, members elected new board members Marion Newman (right) and Chantal Lambert (left), while thanking...
Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentive The Department of Canadian Heritage has decided to lift the lifetime cap on the Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentive. While the lifetime cap has been lifted, the annual cap of 1 million dollars will remain, but only for organizations that have already received 10 million dollars from the program. The deadline to apply to...
Calgary Opera Announces New Leadership Team Calgary Opera has just announced that the board of directors has selected two Canadians as its new leaders. Grammy and Juno award-winning conductor and composer Bramwell Tovey will become the company’s Artistic Director, and veteran international arts executive Heather Kitchen will become the company’s administrative leader as Managing Director...

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