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2020 Gail Asper Award Honours Tannis M. Richardson Congratulations to Tannis M. Richardson, the 2020 recipient of Manitoba Opera’s Gail Asper Award. Mrs. Richardson has been a major supporter of arts, health care, and cultural organizations in Winnipeg and across the country. In recognition of her philanthropy and community service, and among other awards, Mrs. Richardson was invested in the...
Leadership Intensive Participants Selected OPERA America has selected 15 Participants for its 2020 Leadership Intensive Program. The Leadership Intensive provides participants with a unique experience designed to bolster their leadership capacity and advance their careers. Opera.ca is thrilled to announce the Canadian participant will be Yvette Guigueno, Director of Development for Pacific Opera...
OPERA America – Innovation Grants Application Deadline: January 23, 2020   Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity – Opera in the 21st Century: Creators Lab Deadline: January 29, 2020        
New Chair, New Board members, as Opera.ca announces third surplus in a row at AGM 2019 At AGM 2019, Opera.ca announced a $5,391 surplus on the year ending June 30, 2019, the third consecutive operating surplus for the association. At the AGM, the association also welcomed new board chair, Michael Mori, General Director of Tapestry Opera, new Vice-Chair Ian Rye, CEO of Pacific Opera Victoria, and...
Meeting with Minister of Canadian Heritage  In November, Opera.ca's Executive Director Christina Loewen joined a consortium of Toronto arts organizations to meet the new Minister of Canadian Heritage, the honourable Steven Guilbeault. The meeting was held at the Royal Conservatory of Music on November 26, 2019.   The Prime Minister issued mandate letters for all ministers on December 12...
Opera.ca’s New Membership Platform We are excited to announce our brand-new membership platform, Membee. Membee is a 1-stop shop for membership renewals, communications, receipts, events and more. Current Opera.ca members can request a link to log-in and ensure we have their current information by updating their profile. For a membership link, please contact membership@opera.ca. Please note,...
Bramwell Tovey Recognized by CBC’s In Concert CBC Radio 2’s In Concert host Paolo Pietropaolo announced that the esteemed Canadian conductor, composer and Calgary Opera Artistic Director Bramwell Tovey would be joining the program’s Hall of Fame. Celebrating the best Canadian classical music talent, past and present, the Hall of Fame is a great distinction for any musical artist.    ...
OPERA America celebrates 50 years To celebrate its milestone 50th anniversary OPERA America will commemorate a half-century of opera’s progress with a variety of initiatives, including an Opera Hall of Fame, Oral History Project and series of national events. It will also rally members of the opera industry to participate in a national promotional campaign, #meetopera, to inspire curiosity in the...
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Opera Programs     Opera in the 21st Century: Singers and Répétiteurs Deadline to Apply: January 8, 2020 (Learn more) Opera in the 21st Century: Creators Lab Deadline to Apply: January 29, 2020 (Learn more)      
Pauline Vaillancourt, winner of the Albert-Tessier Prize 2019 Heartfelt congratulations to Pauline Vaillancourt, Artistic Director of Chants Libres. She is the recipient of the Albert-Tessier Prize 2019 in the cultural category! What a wonderful way to mark the commitment of our artistic director who has passionately worked for more than 50 years as a solo classical performer, creator and stage...

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