We could not be more excited to announce a partnership with Musique Trois Femmes in connection with their prize for female identifying composers and librettists to create new Canadian operas. Musique 3 Femmes and Ensemble Vocal arts-Québec is pleased to announce the Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes 2020, a national award totalling $25,000 supporting new opera creations by teams of Canadian emerging female-identifying composers and librettists. Winning teams will be mentored in their process by established opera composer Luna Pearl Woolf, participate in a workshop of their creations by Musique 3 Femmes and see productions in Montreal, Kingston, and Toronto, in collaboration with our presenting and workshop partners Opera McGill, La Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ), Queen’s University DAN School of Music and Drama, and Toronto’s Opera 5. As part of Opera 5’s Open Chambers production in Toronto, Musique 3 Femmes and Opera 5 will pursue additional funding for the expansion and the orchestration of the three winning works for chamber ensemble and produce all the winning operas in one show together. The production will happen in Toronto in late 2021. Artistic Director of Opera 5 Jessica Derventzis will be one of the jury members for the prize. We are so thrilled to be involved in this prize that is making opportunities for these female identifying artists!
For information on the prize please see www.musique3femmes.com