The Voice of Opera in Canada

The voice of opera in Canada
La voix de l’opéra au Canada

The Opera Artist Emergency Relief Fund

The Association for Opera in Canada’s Opera Artist Emergency Relief Fund provides urgent funds to opera artists experiencing immediate cash shortages for basic necessities as a result of lack of opportunities to work due to mass cancellations and COVID-19. We aim to respond swiftly and to help as many opera artists who are in dire need as we can based on available funds.

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We thank the Azrieli Foundation and the support of numerous individuals for continuing to keep the fund active.

Highlights from the Annual Meeting of Members

Association posts operating surplus, welcomes new board member Jennifer Szeto

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Land Acknowledgement Resource

A valuable, new resource for the opera sector on Land Acknowledgements from coast to coast, developed by Métis Mezzo-soprano Rebecca Cuddy.

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Opera in the time of COVID-19

Amid news of season cancellations, Opera Companies across Canada continue to find new ways to reach audiences.

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We are the national association for opera in Canada

Offering membership to opera companies, businesses, teaching institutions and individuals, it seeks to create and sustain an environment that makes opera central to Canadian life. We work with members across the country to advance the interests of Canada’s opera community and create greater opportunities for opera audiences and professionals alike.

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From events to features, stay up-to-date on all news and releases of opera in Canada and abroad.

Annual Meeting of Members – November 2020

November 25, 2020 Association posts operating surplus, welcomes new board member Jennifer Szeto  Toronto, ON – The Association for Opera in Canada held its Annual Meeting of Members this week where it was announced that the association posted an operating…

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Opera.ca News – September 2020

20th Anniversary brings a New Look, a New Name, a New Website – Coming Soon! 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Opera.ca, and while COVID19 may have caused many cancellations, it has only delayed our plans for celebration. We are…

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Featuring programs and awards both onstage and off, these initiatives serve and highlight both artists and arts organizations.

Announcing the LINK Emerging Artist Program

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the brand new Emerging Artist Fellowship, the first of multiple initiatives as part of the Leadership, Innovation, Networking, Knowledge (LINK) Emerging Artist Programs. The Fellowship will identify fifteen exceptional Canadian emerging artists to participate in a year-long skill development and leadership training program.

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National Opera Directors Recognition Award

The annual National Opera Directors Recognition Award program honours one opera company board member for exemplary leadership and support on behalf of their respective opera company within their community.

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Resources and Advocacy

The Association of Opera in Canada provides a united voice to governments and policy makers at all levels.

We provide a united voice to governments and policy makers at all levels. Through ongoing relationship building, networking and appropriate non-partisan interventions, we ensure that the interests of our members and the broader Canadian opera sector are understood and considered. Through various initiatives, we raise the profile of the Canadian opera sector with its various stakeholders, including funders, opera audiences and the general public.

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