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Explore a selection of contemporary opera scenes featuring the 2022 cohort

Opera in the 20th Century 2022 participants

Opera in the 21st Century is a performance-based, collaborative training experience for emerging opera professionals that truly challenges the conventions of opera performance, production, and design. 

This residency's focus is to develop young opera professionals with the skills and experience to take them to the next level of their careers and beyond. The multi-disciplinary program offers a unique opportunity to work with diverse artists, and is open to singers, instrumentalists, conductors, and stage directors.

This year's cohort explored the possibilities of digital production when coupled with contemporary opera. This exploration resulted in five beautifully crafted scenes showing an array of musical talent with the beautiful scenery and studios at the Banff Centre serving as the backdrop. 

Opera in the 21st Century is generously supported by the David Spencer Endowment Encouragement Fund.