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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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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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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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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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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Opera in the time of COVID-19

Amid news of fall season cancellations, Opera Companies across Canada continue to find new ways to reach audiences through interactive content, virtual festivals, and outdoor socially-distanced concerts for the larger community. The innovation in the opera sector is vast and…

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