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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AOC’s Opera Artist Resilience (OAR) Program – Final Results
The Association for Opera in Canada (AOC) recently concluded an innovative program aimed at building resiliency among opera artists. The program, which involved 314 opera artists and 55 partner organizations, provided direct support, mentorships, and earn-and-learn placements. With a total…
Follow-up: Association for Opera in Canada’s Ontario Roundtable:
Introduction: With funding from the Province of Ontario, The Association for Opera in Canada recently hosted its highly anticipated Ontario Roundtable on May 2, 2023, at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. This event brought together a diverse range…
Featuring programs and awards both onstage and off. These initiatives highlight and recognize both artist and administrator.
AOC runs a suite of programs centring artists at all stages of career development.
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.
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.