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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The Rubies 2020: Celebrating Excellence

On November 23, 2020, Opera Canada magazine celebrated the contributions to the industry of four very worthy honourees of this year’s Opera Canada Awards. Congratulations to Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor; Music Director, Metropolitan Opera), Barbara Hannigan (soprano & conductor), Michael Schade…

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Domoney Artists Opera Breaks

Domoney Artists Opera Breaks Our producing opera companies are not the only ones going digital during these times. Explore how Domoney Artists Management, pivoted to becoming a producer of Opera Breaks, an exciting new online series featuring some of the…

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Opera in the Time of COVID-19

Virtual Innovation During A Global Pandemic As opera companies across Canada respond to the ongoing restrictions and event cancellations due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, they are building innovative digital solutions to engage audiences and support artists. Here are a few…

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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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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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