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Association for Opera in Canada News – December 2020

Holiday Hours The Association for Opera in Canada offices are closed between December 21, 2020 and January 4, 2021. We wish you and your loved ones all the best for a peaceful, restful and enjoyable holiday season. We look forward…

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COC announces new General Director Perryn Leech

After a year-long, international search, the Canadian Opera Company has named Perryn Leech its next General Director. Leech officially begins his position on March 1, 2021, with current COC General Director Alexander Neef continuing as company leader throughout the transition…

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Programs & Awards

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.

The selected honouree is celebrated in their community in addition to a special dinner in New York City in February, where they are joined by the US recipients of the National Opera Trustee Recognition Award.

The deadline to nominate a board member for this award will be announced soon. Please submit the completed nomination form to Christina Loewen in Word or PDF format.

Award Nomination Form

Networking & Uniting Initiatives provides a united voice to governments and policy makers at all levels. Through ongoing relationship building, networking and appropriate interventions, works to ensure that the interests of its members and the broader Canadian opera sector are understood and considered.

Through various initiatives, endeavours to raise the profile of the Canadian opera sector with its various stakeholders, including funders, opera audiences and the general public.

Prebudget 2020 Standing Finance Committee Review