Association for Opera in Canada is proud to be a national partner of World Opera Day, which will take place Monday October 25, 2021.
AOC will be producing an all-day event on October 25th, featuring our members with two segments of video content, and a live forum.
World Opera Day is an initiative led by Opera America, Opera Europa and Ópera Latinoamérica and supported by numerous international partners from the performing arts sector and national opera networks. It asserts the power of art to make people better emotional beings, better citizens, and that a healthy mind is as important as a healthy body. Its ambition is to reach a wider audience with this positive message. On that day, opera houses and the opera world have the opportunity to showcase the ways Opera engages with its community and can be an example of positive change.
World Opera Day has 3 themes this year:
Re-evaluated production models, taking into account eco-responsible choices
Recognising the diversity of citizens can be better reflected in the sector, in the workforce, on stage as well as in the audience
JOBS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF TALENT
Preparing young artists and dedicated professionals for a career in Opera
Join us October 25 at 12:00 Noon Eastern for a Lunch n Learn hosted by AOC.
Panelists will discuss how this year’s WOD themes are echoed in their individual work and will challenge the sector to think how it can incorporate the themes of WOD into its daily practice. The Lunch n Learn will end with an open discussion.
Lunch n Learn Panelists:
- Christina Loewen, Executive Director AOC
- Jaclyn Grossman, LINK Program Associate
- Pierre Vachon, Director of Community Engagement and Education, Opera de Montréal
- Gwenna Fairchild- Taylor, Teaching Artist
- Rebecca Hass, Director of Community Engagement, Pacific Opera Victoria
- Rebecca Cuddy, Mezzo- Soprano
Join us online!
On Monday October 25th, celebrate World Opera Day with a set of internationally shared social media features & live and livestream shows and concerts.
Follow our Instagram to participate @associationforoperaincanada
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