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TORONTO, April 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Monday, May 4th, thousands of Canadians will once again celebrate Music Monday. Produced by the Coalition for Music Education in Canada for the past 15 years, Music Monday 2020 is transforming into a 12-hour digital broadcast featuring Canadian music and musicians in communities from coast to coast to coast, allowing every Canadian to celebrate safely. Beginning at 9AM EST, Music Monday @ Home will showcase the diversity, creativity and resilience of the nation and feature live performances, favourite memories, and special messages from prominent Canadians, ending with a virtual afterparty. Confirmed performers…

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“The HBO of the opera world.” – San Francisco Classical Voice on Opera Philadelphia Over the past five years, Opera Philadelphia has presented no fewer than nine world premieres, scoring multiple awards and winning international audience and critical recognition as “a hotbed of operatic innovation” (New York Times). Now that the 2019-20 season has been cut short by the need for social distancing, the company is extending its season online with Digital Festival O. Comprising video streams of five hit productions – four recent new works among them – the festival kicks off with the online premiere of 2020 International…

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Meet Christopher Dunham, baritone (Canada), singer for Corona Serenades A native of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Christopher Dunham has captivated audiences with his lyric baritone voice across Canada and as far away as the Adriatic coast of Italy. His roles include Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Escamillo in Carmen, Don Giovanni, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Dandini in La Cenerentola and Schaunard and Marcello in La Bohème. This graduate from the Atelier lyrique of the Opéra de Montréal has won the Desmarais Development Bursary two years in a row and the Jeunesses Musicales Canada Touring Mentorship. Christopher has sung with Pacific…

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Meet Rebecca Louise Dale soprano (UK), singer for Corona Serenades. Rebecca Louise Dale is a British vocal artist and opera director. She graduated as a soprano from Trinity College of Music. In 2011 she completed the opera course at the Advanced Performers Studio and has worked with leading directors, conductors and performers. Her operatic roles included Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Opera Vera), Adina in L’elisir d’amore and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte (Opéra de Baugé), Ninetta in La Finta Semplice (Opera at Home), Lucy in The Telephone and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel (Open Door Opera) and Frasquita in Carmen (Impact Opera,…

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Like Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler, and with equal reluctance, Paul Dessau left McCarthyist America in the late 1940s to settle in the austere and oppressive German Democratic Republic. All three men were tainted by having enjoyed life in the capitalist West. Dessau, the least famous, was attacked by party inquisitors and forced to write propaganda hymns in the requisite Socialist Realism style. In the US he had been reduced to working on a chicken farm before Brecht brought him to Hollywood, helping him get filmscore work while playing off his insecurity against Eisler’s in a sadistic game that continued…

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Update: April 25: Join La Scena Musicale staff on Facebook for our real-time comments. Visit metopera.org to see the Gala and go to this Facebook post to add your comments. Free concert to feature more than 40 leading Met artists performing live from their homes around the world via Skype New York, NY (April 13, 2020) —The Metropolitan Opera announced plans today to live-stream what it is billing as an At-Home Gala on Saturday, April 25, at 1pm EDT, featuring performances by many of the company’s most prominent artists, live from their own quarantines around the world. Hosted by General…

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Meet Nadine Benjamin, soprano (Great Britain), singer for Corona Serenades Hailed by Opera Now as one of “a new generation of sopranos who are destined to have impressive careers,” Nadine Benjamin won the inaugural Fulham Opera Robert Presley Memorial Verdi Prize in 2015. An English National Opera Harewood Artist, Nadine made her debut with the company in 2018 as Clara (Porgy and Bess) followed by Musetta (La bohème). Nadine’s roles include Aida, Cio-Cio-San, La Contessa, Nadia (Tippett’s The Ice Break), Desdemona, Violetta, Tosca, Ermyntrude (Mascagni’s Isabeau) and Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) and Rosalinde. In concert, Nadine has performed Berg’s…

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Meet Erica Lee Martin, singer and songwriter (Canada), singer for Corona Serenades Erica Lee Martin is a singer, songwriter, actor and producer from Montreal. She attended the Université de Montréal where she received a master’s degree in music. She then moved to London, where she earned a master’s in classical acting from London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Currently living in London, Erica writes and produces music, videos, plays and online content. Among her albums and singles are “Joe,” “Out of the Playground,” “Queen of the World” and “I Push On.” How has the crisis affected you? I…

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Canada Council for the Arts partners with CBC/Radio-Canada on a new digital initiative, Digital Originals Digital Originals will support Canadian artists and arts organizations to reach Canadian audiences online during the COVID-19 crisis by enabling them to adapt their work for digital dissemination. The Canada Council for the Arts has teamed up with CBC/Radio-Canada to offer this new opportunity through $5,000 micro-innovation grants. CBC/Radio-Canada will curate and feature selected projects in a digital showcase. The Canada Council recognizes the significant impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian arts sector, with countless performances, exhibitions, screenings, tours and festivals being cancelled or delayed…

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More than 400 Mécénat Musica individuals and families create ~$50 million for 35 cultural organizations Mécénat Musica wants to keep culture healthy … in perpetuity Mécénat Musica Results March 31, 2020 Mécénat Musica is a cultural program created by donors for donors. Mécénat Musica encourages individuals to make an in-perpetuity donation of $25,000 to a cultural organization that is important to them, and encourages philanthropic families to match these individuals’ donations with donations of $250,000 or $2,500,000. THIS IS A MAJOR SHIFT IN CULTURAL PHILANTHROPY, UNIQUE IN THE WORLD 400+ donations from individuals and families have participated, with results as…

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