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La voix de l’opéra au Canada

Conseil d'administration

Bruce Munro Wright

Bruce Munro Wright is active in the Canadian arts and not-for-profit sector as trustee, speaker, panelist, jurist, fundraiser and philanthropist. He is a past Chair of Vancouver Opera and its foundation. In 2017 he received the National Opera Directors Emeritus Award from Bruce is a past Chair of Vancouver Art Gallery and now chairs its Foundation. As a current trustee of Vancouver’s Arts Umbrella, the arts training enterprise serving more than 20,000 students annually, he has Co-Chaired Splash, the annual Art Auction and Gala, four times. Bruce is President of Health Arts Society (Concerts in Care) in BC, which, together with its sister societies, have provided almost 20,000 concerts nationally by paid performers to people in care. Bruce is…

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Michael Hidetoshi Mori Chair

Michael Hidetoshi Mori is a « shot of adrenaline to opera ». Michael is a leading international voice in socially and artistically progressive opera and music theatre. An award-winning Canadian/American stage director, and the General Director of Tapestry Opera in Toronto, he is frequently sought as a director, dramaturge, producer and speaker. Bringing new works from concept to full realization is his specialty, having commissioned and developed more than ten new operas over the past five years. Michael is the Chair of, Canada’s association of professional opera companies, and was recently one of two delegates invited to represent Canada at the 2018 World Opera Forum in Madrid, where he presented on diversity in opera. Michael’s leadership at Tapestry Opera…

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Ian Rye Vice Chair

With Pacific Opera, Ian has stewarded the creation of over 50 original opera productions, new opera commissions, cultivated an enhancement of artistic scope, and orchestrated a co-production model that has positioned Victoria-made productions on opera stages across Canada and the U.S. He has stewarded youth and education programs, community collaborations, and was key to the creation of the Baumann Centre as a community hub for increased participation in opera. Previously, Ian was the Director of Production and Artistic Administration for Pacific Opera Victoria, the Director of Production at the Belfry Theatre and an Instructor of Lighting Design at the University of Victoria. His scenic and lighting designs for dance, opera and theatre have played at notable stages across Canada. His…

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Cheryl Hickman Past - Chair

Cheryl Hickman is the General and Artistic Director of Opera on the Avalon (Newfoundland), a company she founded in 2009. She has been the Artistic Director since its inception and took on the role of General Director in 2014. She established OOTA’s Creation Investment Fund, which resulted in Atlantic Canada’s first grand opera commission, that helped OOTA to win numerous awards, including BMO/ Arts NL Artist of the year in 2017. Her tenure at OOTA has seen critical acclaim for her bold and challenging programming, particularly in terms of her approach to turning history into art as part of a dialogue about the relevance of opera in today’s society. OOTA’s commissions such as John Estacio and Robert Chafe’s Ours, Kathleen…

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Compagnies membres, programmes et affiliés

Notre organisme offre des services de représentation des intérêts, de communications et de soutien pour la création d’opéras au Canada. Articulés autour de l’orientation stratégique établie par le conseil d’administration et les membres, ces programmes visent à garantir que les intérêts du secteur de l’opéra canadien sont promus dans toute la mesure possible., en collaboration avec OPERA America, offre à ses membres une gamme complète de services, les informant des tout derniers développements dans les secteurs suivants : qualité et créativité artistiques, formation et élargissement de l’auditoire, services communautaires, leadership et gestion, développement des ressources, possibilités de partenariats prometteurs, tendances internationales en production d’opéra et nouvelles technologies. Nous faisons régulièrement appel à des experts du milieu et d’autres disciplines pour entreprendre des recherches, collecter des données et les diffuser aux membres et aux parties prenantes dans le domaine. La conférence annuelle d’ et d’OPERA America est la plus importante réunion de professionnels de l’opéra au monde.


  • Government of Canada
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport


  • Domoney Artists Management
  • Opera de Montreal
  • Pacific Opera Victoria
  • Stingray Classica
  • Truck n Roll
  • Vancouver Opera


  • Azrieli Foundation