Opera.ca is the national association for opera companies, and their partners – both individuals and organizations – in Canada. Our mandate is to advance the interests of Canada’s opera and music theatre community and to create greater opportunity for opera audiences and professionals alike. It seeks to create and sustain an environment that makes opera and music theatre central to Canadian life.
Opera.ca provides services in advocacy, communications, and support for Canadian opera creation. Working in collaboration with OPERA America, Opera.ca leads members in dialogues relating to artistic quality and creativity, education and audience development, community service, governance, resource development, promising partnership opportunities, international trends in opera production and new technologies.
One of the most significant programs of Opera.ca was the Canadian Opera Creation Fund, which supported the creation and development of opera and music theatre.
Other services include Annual Meetings, the biennial Banff Opera Colloquium, regional roundtables, and High Notes, Opera.ca’s monthly electronic newsletter.
Opera.ca is a registered national arts service organization governed by a nine-member Board of Directors.