Mécénat Musica Receives $100K from Québec Government for ‘Mini-Opéra’

By David Salazar

Mécénat Musica has received a $100k grant from the Québec government to produce its Mini-Opéra.

The project will allow the company to present live performances throughout the summer in a door-to-door form at underprivileged neighborhoods in the 50 boroughs throughout the five sectors of the greater Montreal metropolitan area. Among the performers will be Kristin Hoff, who is also the Executive director of the concert series and a founding member of the ensemble Musique 3 Femmes and a co-founder of Ménécat Musica Prix 3 Femmes, as well as Dorothéa Ventura.

Mini-Opéras Santé brings music with operatic spirit to people across the Greater Montreal region,” Artistic Director Matthias Maute told OperaWire. “Ensemble Caprice and Ensemble vocal Arts-Québec reach out jointly to citizens in 50 municipalities, providing free access to great culture where it matters most, at people’s homes, in front of their doorstep!

Per the company’s official website, “Mécénat Musica is a cultural program by donors for donors. Mécénat Musica encourages individuals to make an in perpetuity donation of $25,000 to a cultural organization that is important to them, and encourages philanthropic families to match these individuals’ donations with donations of $250,000 or $2,500,000. This is a major shift in cultural philanthropy.”