Canada Research Chair in Opera Creation
Financing from the Canada Research Chairs Program
Ana Sokolović, chairholder
Bringing together all forms of art (music, literature, dance, theater, film, stage design, and visual arts), opera today is flourishing. Nevertheless, to adapt to our own time, opera needs to become more inclusive and to develop based on a reflection on the genre’s changing relationship to new technologies.
The goal of this research program is to renew opera for the 21st century through an approach that combines research and creation. It aims to build bridges between academic research, the professional artistic community, and the public, developing an international center for opera creation and research-creation in both opera and contemporary music.