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La voix de l’opéra au Canada

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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.

AOC Members receive OPERA America’s Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera

Congratulations to AOC members Finalists and Winners of the OPERA America Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera! CANADIAN WORKS: WINNERS! In the category of Artistic Creation: Svadba  Producers: Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Bradley Vernatter, Jessica Johnson Brock, David B. Devan,…

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Announcing the Finalists for AOC’s Showcase Event “Creators in Concert: Canadian New Works” at OPERA America’s New Works Forum

AOC is pleased to announce the independently juried finalists for the upcoming Creators in Concert Event, held in partnership with OPERA America’s New Works forum. AOC & OPERA America – Creators in Concert: Canadian New Works January 9, 7pm Marc…

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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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