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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In Memoriam: Erin Wall

The Association for Opera in Canada remembers Erin Wall, who passed away on October 8, 2020.  Grammy award winning soprano Ms. Wall, performed at the world’s top opera houses and on stages across Canada. Ms. Wall was committed to nurturing…

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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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Annual Meeting of Members – November 2020

November 25, 2020 Association posts operating surplus, welcomes new board member Jennifer Szeto  Toronto, ON – The Association for Opera in Canada held its Annual Meeting of Members this week where it was announced that the association posted an operating…

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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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