Over the past few years we’ve been watching a new model for opera in Ontario, with the appearance of several small companies:
- Against the Grain
- Essential Opera
- Opera 5
I couldn’t help noticing the latest development, namely companies entering into partnerships with their larger brethren.
- AtG started first, having an ongoing relationship with the Canadian Opera Company and the Banff Centre
- Essential Opera will be partnering with Opera Lyra in Ottawa. In October 2015, OLO partner with Essential Opera to present a double-bill of new, one-act operas by young Canadian composters, Etiquette and Regina.
- Opera 5 have a fundraiser coming up with Volcano Theatre
on August 15th.