october, 2018

22oct6:00 pmThe RubiesOpera Canada Awards


Event Details

Opera Canada is proud to announce the three distinguished honourees who will receive the 2018 Opera Canada Awards for their exemplary contributions to the industry:

Wayne Gooding, opera educator and Editor, Opera Canada (1994-2017)

Dominique Labelle, soprano and vocal pedagogue

Alexander Neef, General Director, Canadian Opera Company and Artistic Director, Santa Fe Opera

Selected by a committee comprising of leading opera professionals from across the country, our three honourees will be celebrated at a gala award evening on October 22, 2018 at First Canadian Place in downtown Toronto.

Opera Canada magazine first introduced the Opera Canada Awards in 2000, which were nicknamed ‘The Rubies,’ in honour of its founding Editor, Ruby Mercer. The Rubies celebrate the talent and accomplishments of Canadians who have made a significant contribution to the opera world as artists, builders, administrators and philanthropists.

Joyce El-Khoury, soprano
Rachel Andrist, piano


(Monday) 6:00 pm