Opera.ca News – September 2020

20th Anniversary brings a New Look, a New Name, a New Website – Coming Soon! 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Opera.ca, and while COVID19 may have caused many cancellations, it has only delayed our plans for celebration. We are…

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Vancouver Opera Announces 2020-21 Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists

Congratulations to the 6 artists selected by Vancouver Opera for their 2020-2021 Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program; Ian Cleary (tenor), Dana Fradkin (stage director), Luka Kawabata (baritone), Amy Seulky Lee (piano), Jonelle Sills (soprano), and Amanda Weatherall (mezzo-soprano). The program provides a bridge between formal educational programs and the professional opera world, providing hands-on…

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IRCPA’s Encounter with Theodore Baerg

The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA) presents an Encounter with Theodore Baerg on October 23, 2020, with a gala concert on November 6, 2020. Ten singers will be selected to participate. Singers must apply by October 9, 2020. (Learn more)

CPAMO’s The Gathering: Online

Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement in Ontario (CPAMO) presents The Gathering: Online. From June through November, CPAMO is hosting webinars exploring frameworks for understanding how Artists and Arts Organization are thinking about their work and programming given the current situations facing…

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Mary Kerr Receives Canada Council’s Molson Prize

Theatre designer Mary Kerr won the 2020 Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize in the arts category. Ms. Kerr has been involved in productions across the world, and her sets and costumes explore architectural concepts, scale, and unusual materials to provide satirical cultural…

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Cheryl Hickman Receives Top 50 CEO awards

Congratulations to Opera on the Avalon’s Cheryl Hickman who will receive Atlantic Business Magazine‘s Top 50 CEO award. The award has been presented by the magazine since 1999, and both gives worthy individual deserved recognition and provides an example to inspire other companies and business…

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IRCPA Presents Encounter with Theodore Baerg

This Fall, the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA) will present an Encounter with Theodore Baerg and its fourth edition of Ten Singing Stars – New Generation Concert. Ten emerging singers will be selected to participate, and will receive a full day of artistic…

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Manitoba Opera Selects Artists for Digital Emerging Artists Program

Four Emerging Canadian Artists have been selected by Manitoba Opera to participate in their Inaugural Digital Emerging Artists Program. Congratulations to Sydney Baedke (soprano), Elizabeth Hoyt-Surdhar (mezzo-soprano), Kaden Forsberg (tenor), and Nicholas Borg (baritone). The four-week intensive online program includes lessons, masterclasses and webinars on language coaching, diction, and career development…

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A Busy Summer of Programming at Highlands Opera Studio

Highlands Opera Studio (HOS) went online this August to provide four weeks of fully subsidized intensive online professional training and development. Private coachings and group sessions focused on personal & professional growth, systematic racism, emotional health, community, shared experiences, adaptability, and…

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Soundstreams finds a new home at the CMC

Soundstreams is the new permanent resident of the third floor of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) Ontario’s historic building in downtown Toronto. Moving to the CMC tightens the connection between the two organizations and will further Soundstreams’ mission of promoting new Canadian music,…

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Opera.ca’s Pre-Budget Recommendations

COVID-19 has and will continue to have a major impact on the Arts Sector in Canada and abroad. On August 7, Opera.ca submitted its Pre-Budget recommendations to the Federal Finance Committee. The recommendations centre around a continuation of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and Canada…

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