The 7th annual Opera Gala… Opera for a Cause with a side of Broadway! will return November 2018. Dates to be announced soon! Check back often!
The mission of Opera Gala… Opera for a Cause is to provide an outlet for highly skilled Northern Ontario musicians to perform, while simultaneously giving northern audiences a chance to enjoy this art form rarely seen on so grand a scale in the north. Perhaps most importantly, Opera Gala… Opera for a Cause looks to better the community as all of the highly-trained performers have generously donated their time, knowledge and experience to this worthy cause and all proceeds are donated to charity.
2017 marked our first audience requested “Opera Gala with a Side of Broadway” and it was a great success! Both ticket sales and silent auctions raised thousands for our chosen charities: the Blue Door Soup Kitchen and the Infant Food Bank. Over the last six years the Opera Gala has raised close to $30, 000 for local charities.
New in 2016 was our “Student Bursary Program” which offered six full time music students the opportunity to sing in a professional setting with exceptional performers and an orchestra, a rare opportunity in Northern Ontario. In 2018, five students made it through the audition process and onto the stage. Congratulations students!
2017 Opera Gala Bursary Students
For more information on Opera Gala… Opera for a Cause, please see our “About us” page. If you wish to become a sponsor for Opera Gala… Opera for a Cause 2018 please contact 705.669.7780.
Check out the 2016 Opera Gala… Opera for a Cause Gallery below.