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1206 2019

Congratulations to Alexina Louie for winning the Canada Council Molson Prize

By |12 June 2019|News|

The Canada Council Molson Prizes The Molson Prizes are awarded to two people—one in the arts and one in the social sciences or humanities—who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements. These prizes are funded by an endowment from the Molson Foundation and are administered in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [...]

506 2019

New Music for Louis Riel Score Co-commissioned By Canadian Opera Company And National Arts Centre

By |5 June 2019|Nationale, News|

The Canadian Opera Company and the National Arts Centre have co-commissioned a new work to replace the music from the Kuyas aria that opens the third act of Louis Riel by composer Harry Somers and librettist Mavor Moore. Composer Ian Cusson, of Métis and French-Canadian descent, has been commissioned to create this new work for the opera, [...]

1505 2019

Tapestry Opera does right by Indigenous collaboration

By |15 May 2019|News|

"Back in 2017, it seemed as though every arts organization across the country was talking about collaborating with Indigenous artists. It was Canada’s sesquicentennial, after all, and within the larger environment of reconciliation, Indigenous artists were in high demand. Canadian playwright and librettist Yvette Nolan remembers sifting through the “crazy numbers” of work offers that [...]

1305 2019

Claude Vivier: A cosmic seeker’s star ascends

By |13 May 2019|News|

"1801, Goethe wrote to Felix Mendelssohn that “where nothing new is actually produced, an art cannot make itself vividly felt.” Innovation and impact are ideas Canadian composer Claude Vivier took to heart. Born in 1948 to unknown parents,Vivier studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal before departing for Europe in 1971, where, for three [...]

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