AOC Submits Federal Pre-Budget Recommendations

AOC remains active in federal government advocacy. As part of the Canadian Arts Coalition Steering Committee, Executive Director Christina Loewen helps to shape national cross-sector advocacy efforts. We also work specifically on behalf of the opera sector, advocating for the…

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Opera Artist Emergency Relief Fund

The Association for Opera in Canada’s Opera Artist Emergency Relief Fund provides urgent funds to opera artists experiencing immediate cash shortages for basic necessities as a result of lack of opportunities to work due to mass cancellations and COVID-19. We…

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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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Tapestry Opera Launches Women in Musical Leadership Program

Tapestry Opera has launched a full-time, paid, multi-year professional opportunity to female-identifying and non-binary music directors and conductors in partnership with Pacific Opera Victoria and leading orchestral partner the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, collaborating with over 10 other Canadian opera companies…

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Opera Atelier announces Artist In Residence

Opera Atelier has announced the appointment of Measha Brueggergosman as Artist In Residence for the company’s 2020/21 season. As Artist In Residence, Measha will have a significant presence in Opera Atelier’s Making of an Opera program, reimagined virtually this season,…

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In Memoriam: Simone Auger

It is with a heavy heart that we share news of the passing of Simone Auger, the Association for Opera in Canada’s long-time translator. Ms. Auger fell ill and retired in September 2020, passing away on November 10, 2020. She…

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