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It’s an exciting time to join Opera.ca, the national arts service organization for opera in Canada as it seeks to fill a new full-time position of General Administrator. Headquartered in Toronto, the General Administrator will be the administrative hub for the association, managing communications, membership, programs and providing support for several new, large scale initiatives that will...
What is opera in the time of COVID-19? Check in every Wednesday for an inspiring story on how opera companies are innovating to deliver ARTISTIC and CIVIC IMPACT during these times of isolation. Coming up: Tapestry Opera.     Edmonton Opera - Education - DIY Opera   We all know how difficult social distancing can be for adults, but it can be even more challenging for young...
What is opera in the times of COVID-19? Check in every Wednesday for an inspiring story on how opera companies are innovating to deliver ARTISTIC and CIVIC IMPACT during these times of isolation. Coming up: Tapestry Opera.   Tapestry Opera - Increasing Access   One of the first Canadian companies to bring the operatic experience online and into our living rooms was Tapestry Opera...
Opera.ca COVID-19 Resources For Artists & Opera Companies Opera.ca is deeply concerned about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the vibrant Opera Sector in Canada. Opera.ca wants to ensure that all of our members have the information and resources that they need during this difficult time. We have created a living and evolving document on our website, designed...
Opera.ca Advocates for Relief Funding for Opera Sector and Artists affected by Mass Cancellations Opera.ca delivered an urgent and early response to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the sector and its artists, strongly advocating for relief for the opera organizations and artists. Our letter sent to the Government of Canada, dated March 17, 2020, can be found on our website....
Canada Council for the Arts Releases Important Information Related to COVID-19 and Grants The Canada Council for the Arts has released updated information and FAQs on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is affecting their programs and services. Visit the CCA’s COVID-19: Info update page to find answers to questions you may have.   Canada Council Announces $...
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy from the Government of Canada To help businesses keep and return workers to their payroll through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, proposed the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. This would provide a 75 per cent wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to March 15, 2020. This wage...
Province of British Columbia Announces $5B Economic Package for Relief and Recovery Amidst COVID-19 Crisis The Provincial Government of British Columbia has announced a $5-billion economic action plan to help families and businesses struggling financially through the COVID-19 crisis, including one-time payments of $1,000 to people who are now out of work. Click here to learn more....
OPERA CONFERENCE 2020 Cancelled OPERA America has confirmed that the 2020 annual conference celebrating OPERA America’s 50th Anniversary will not take place as planned in Seattle from May 13 to 16, 2020. Through the COVID-19 crisis, they continue to facilitate dozens of video conference calls and will continue through the coming weeks to make sure members remain united and informed....
In Memoriam: Patricia Barretto All of us at Opera.ca are deeply saddened by the news of Patricia Barretto’s passing on March 3, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. During her tenure as Executive Director of Opera Atelier (2011-15), Ms. Barretto had an immeasurable impact for the company, building long-term relationships with European organizations and venues, as...

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