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


All Eyes on Summit 2024/25 – A Consultation

Thursday May 9, 1-2:30pm Eastern

New Works Catalyst Programs

New Works Showcase

New Works Pitch Program

New Works Coaching


Co-production Loans

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AOC Centering Artists

Opera Artist Development Programs

New Works Pitch

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Due June 12, 2024

We are the national association for opera in Canada

AOC is a membership-based association for opera companies, opera artists, businesses, teaching institutions, and individuals. We work with members across the sector to mitigate challenges, celebrate successes, and help opera thrive in a changing environment. We are a communications hub, a connector and convenor, a champion and catalyst for change, and a relentless advocate. 

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

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Black Shoulders Legacy Award, due May 17, 2024

The Black Shoulders Legacy Award aims to support and nurture young-in-craft Black Canadian theatre and opera artists through financial support, artistic guidance, and national promotion. Five artists will be selected each year via submission and awarded a $5,000 honorarium towards…

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Survey: Future AOC Convenings (Due June 12, 2024)

With a new season approaching, AOC invites you to share your thoughts on the future of convenings. Please take a moment to complete the following 10-minute survey, due June 12, 2024. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NRY7J26 This survey is for opera artist members organizational…

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Featuring programs and awards both onstage and off. These initiatives highlight and recognize both artist and administrator.

For Artists

AOC runs a suite of programs centring artists at all stages of career development.

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For Organizations

AOC serves Opera Companies of all scales and sizes, Agents and Managers and other Businesses, Universities and other educational programs across Canada, with a wide range of programs.

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Resources and Advocacy

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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