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Opera Grants for Female Composers: Commissioning Grants Opera Grants for Female Composers: Commissioning Grants support the development of new operas by women, with the aim of increasing diversity across the field. These grants provide Professional Company Members with as much as $50,000 to cover up to 50 percent of a female composer’s fee for a full production of a commissioned new work....
Digital Arts Services Symposium 2019 The Digital Arts Services Symposium is a digital literacy and networking conference presented by ArtsPond in association with BeMused Network from March 15-20, 2019 in Toronto ON. The conference will bring together arts leaders to discuss how technology can be harnessed to better serve the arts services, and how technology is changing how audiences are reached...
Announcing the 2019 Recipient of the National Opera Directors Recognition Award Opera.ca is proud to honour Dr. Lydia Wingate of Pacific Opera Victoria as the 2019 recipient of the Opera.ca National Opera Directors Recognition Award. Now in its eleventh year, the National Opera Directors Recognition Award highlights the tenets of good governance, celebrates models of volunteer excellence, and...
OPER'ACTUEL - Works in Progress 2019 Chants Libres is organizing the 6th edition of Oper’Actuel Works in Progress 2019 event. Six tandems of composers and librettists have been selected following the international call for proposals. The public will be able to watch these 20-minute excerpts, performed by young singers and musicians from the contemporary creative...
Upcoming EPA Member Productions See the next generation of opera stars performing in productions by Opera.ca’s Educational Producing Affilliate Members: L’Atelier d’opéra de l’Université de Montréal presents Così fan tutte – February 28 -March 3, 2019 Western University’s Opera Scenes Gala – March 8, 2019 Opera Laurier presents Cendrillon – March 8-10, 2019 University of Toronto Opera presents...
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....

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