Association for Opera in Canada Names Finalists for 2023 New Works Pitch Program

The Association for Opera in Canada has announced the finalists for the 2023 New Works Pitch Program. Finalists include “Jewish Space Lasers,” a cabaret-style theater piece that spotlights Jewish composers from the Holocaust. The showcase is presented by the Likht Ensemble. Another finalist is “The HAFU??? Project,” “an art-song autobiographical exploration of identity and disconnection from culture.” The work is {…}

Association for Opera in Canada Announces Updates to Board

The Association for Opera in Canada has announced some changes to its board for the upcoming years. The organization unveiled that the members rotating off the board include Calgary Opera General Director Heather Kitchen, “member-at-large” Alexandra Skoczylas, and mezzo-soprano Marion Newman. Board members that were elected for one term during the 2023-24 season include: Michael Mori, General Director, Tapestry Opera {…}

Association for Opera in Canada Earns Major Funding for Training Programs

The Ministry of Canadian Heritage of the Government of Canada has awarded the Association for Opera in Canada $434,000 for training programs. Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund provided the funding, which will allow AOC’s new Opera Artist Resilience Program to run two different streams of training. The first stream offers 225 mini-mentorships that provide short opportunities for artists to gain {…}