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Jeremy Dutcher wins the 2018 Polaris Music Prize Congratulations to Jeremy Dutcher on winning the prestigious 2018 Polaris Music Prize for his album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. A member of the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, he beat out nine other albums for the $50,000 grand prize and is the first east coast act to win the award in its 12 year history. Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa uses 100...
OPERA America Innovation Grants Innovation Grants from OPERA America support Professional Company Members in implementing innovative projects in opera’s most important areas of practice, including artistic vitality, audience experience, organizational effectiveness and community connections. Intent to apply deadline: November 8, 2018. Click here to learn more.      
The Rubies 2018 Congratulations to the Honourees selected for the 2018 Rubies: Wayne Gooding (opera educator and former editor of Opera Canada), Dominique Labelle (soprano and vocal pedagogue), and Alexander Neef (General Director of Canadian Opera Company and Artistic Director of Santa Fe Opera). The Opera Canada Awards (The Rubies) will take...
The Leadership Intensive - Applications now Being Accepted Opera.ca is pleased to once again partner with OPERA America for the 2019 Leadership Intensive that will take place February 1-8, 2019 in New York City. Two Canadians will be selected to participate by Opera.ca. The application deadline is: September 7, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EST Click here to apply now. For more information about...
Opera.ca Welcomes New Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez Opera.ca is pleased to welcome the Hon. Pablo Rodriguez as our new Minister of Canadian Heritage. Previously serving as the government’s chief whip, Montreal MP Pablo Rodriguez takes over the Heritage portfolio after a shuffle of ministers by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on July 18. We look forward to working with Pablo...
Manitoba Opera to honour Gail Asper Manitoba Opera will honour Winnipeg native Gail Asper for her exemplary leadership and vision with a Gala Reception on September 13 at the Manitoba Club, Winnipeg MB. She has received the Order of Manitoba and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. “Her decades of service to others have made an indelible and unparalleled imprint on Canadians,” states Manitoba...
‘The Rubies’: 2018 Honourees Congratulations to the honourees selected by Opera Canada for the 2018 Opera Canada Awards. ‘The Rubies’ annually celebrate 3 individuals for their exemplary contributions to the opera industry. The 2018 honourees are: Wayne Gooding - opera educator and Editor of Opera Canada (1994-2017) Dominique Labelle - soprano and vocal pedagogue Alexander Neef -...
Shanawdithit Workshopped in June at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s, NL A new opera, Shanawdithit, a co-production between Toronto's Tapestry Opera and Newfoundland's Opera on the Avalon in partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts was workshopped in Newfoundland this June. The opera is based on the story of Shanawdithit, the last living member of Newfoundland’s lost...
The Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase OPERA America invites applications from director or designer driven teams of artists, who must create a production proposal for one of 10 pre-selected operas. This unique program for emerging directors and designers, supported by the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, offers an opportunity to showcase your work to programmers and producers from around the...
Opera.ca Welcomes New Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Opera.ca is pleased to welcome Dufferin-Caledon MPP, Sylvia Jones as the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport in the new PC government. First elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2007, Ms. Jones has served in a variety of critic roles.  Most recently, she was Deputy House Leader and the Critic for Infrastructure. We look...

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