Opera Access for New Canadians

helloIt’s the logical follow up to Alexander Neef’s speech on the opening night of The Marriage of Figaro run.  The COC has announced  the creation of Opera Access for New Canadians, a community outreach and engagement initiative. It will offer newcomers to Canada, including immigrants and refugees, and new Canadian citizens access to dress rehearsals and selected performances. The first phase begins this spring with the COC joining the Institute for Canadian Citizenship’s Cultural Access Pass (CAP) program, which offers new Canadian citizens one year of complimentary admission to more than 1,200 cultural attractions across the country.  (There are 1,200 cultural attractions in Canada, who knew?) Continue reading