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A Bright Future for Canadian Opera
Colin Eatock
Opera America Magazine4/1/2008

Everyone involved in the arts knows that raising money is hard work. But what about giving it away? As it turns out, that’s hard, too.

This point was underscored last November, when Opera.ca assembled a panel of Canadian opera experts in New York to consider applications for financial support from the Canadian Opera Creation Fund (COCF). The panelists — baritone Theodore Baerg of London, Ontario; Marcus Handman, executive director of the Victoria Symphony Opera; technical director Julian Sleath of Toronto; and Montreal composer Ana Sokolovic — found themselves faced with the daunting task of comparing very different proposals and making some tough decisions.


About the Author: Colin Eatock is a writer and composer who lives in Toronto. As Opera.ca’s Manager of Operations, he helped to organize last November’s COCF Awards

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