Newswire | Opera creator winners announced for $50,000 Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes 2022-23

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Montreal, Sept. 13, 2022 The 2022-23 winners for the third edition of the $50,000 Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes announced today in Montreal will create four new contemporary Canadian operas to be premiered in 2024. Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes 2022-23 is awarded to teams of emerging Canadian female or non-binary composers and librettists in three categories: French Language work, work by BIPOC creators (Black, Indigenous or Person of Colour), and English Language work. Winners receive seed funding, mentorship and dramaturgy by opera composer & dramaturg Luna Pearl Woolf, and funding support for a musical workshop.

Winners 2022-23 Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes:

  •  French Language work: Analia Llugdar, composer (Montréal/Argentina)
  •  Indigenous (BIPOC) work: Alejandra Odgers, composer (Montréal/Mexico) & Nicole O’Bomsawin, librettist (Odanak, Québec)
  •  English Language work: Rebecca Gray, composer and Rachel Gray, librettist (Ottawa)
  •  French Language work – Encouragement Prize: Danaë Ménard-Bélanger, composer & Maïa Ménard-Bélanger, librettist (Montréal)

About Mecenat Musica Prix 3 Femmes

Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes is an initiative by Montreal’s Musique 3 Femmes (M3F), Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec and Mécénat Musica dedicated to developing new operas by emerging female and non-binary Canadian creators who demonstrate extraordinary promise in opera creation. The biennial award supports emerging female and non-binary composers and librettists through commission funding for new works, mentorship with industry professionals, and funding support for a musical workshop. The 2022-23 jury comprised of M3F’s Kristin Hoff and Jennifer Szeto, and guest jurors Luna Pearl Woolf, composer, dramaturg, CEO of Oxingale Music, and Jaap Nico Hamburger, Mécénat Musica Composer-In-Residence.

ABOUT MUSIQUE 3 FEMMES

Founded in 2018, Musique 3 Femmes (M3F) is a non-profit ensemble fostering the next generation of Canadian female and non-binary opera creators. Led by artists Kristin Hoff and Jennifer Szeto, M3F will present a Canadian world premiere double-bill Sept 2022 in Berlin with ufaFabrik in operas by Anna Pidgorna and Laurence Jobidon and a co-production of Keiko Devaux’s first full-length opera, with JUNO Award-nominated Ensemble Paramirabo in February 2023.

ABOUT ENSEMBLE VOCAL ARTS-QUÉBEC

Recipient of PRIX OPUS Musical Event of the Year 2020, Ensemble vocal Arts-Québec is a professional choir steeped in the grand traditions of choral music in Québec, with the mission to present professional choral music in Quebec, Canada and internationally.

ABOUT MÉCÉNAT MUSICA

Mécénat Musica is a cultural program by donors for donors. Mécénat Musica program has created $81,000,000 of in perpetuity capital for Québec cultural organizations with large donations from more than 500 Mécénat Musica individuals and families.

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