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2018-09-14: Fall 2018 Newsletter Show details...

The Fall 2018 Newsletter is now online. It can be found here. The index of all newsletters is Newsletters page.

2018-07-09: Summer 2018 Newsletter Show details...

The Summer 2018 Newsletter is now online. It can be found here. The index of all newsletters is Newsletters page.

2018-03-14: Spring 2018 Newsletter Show details...

The Spring 2018 Newsletter is now online. It can be found here. The index of all newsletters is Newsletters page.

2017-12-17: Winter 2018 Newsletter Show details...

The Winter 2018 Newsletter is now online. It can be found here. The index of all newsletters is Newsletters page.

2017-10-24: Special BLOC 2017 Newsletter just published Show details...

A special edition of the NCOS Newsletter has just been published. It contains all the details of the 2017 Brian Law Opera Competition, held , with many pictures of the event and the messages of greeting sent by Brian Law and our honorary patron, Gerald Finley, O.C. The special edition can be found here. The index of all newsletters is Newsletters page.

2017-10-14: Winners of the 2017 Brian Law Opera Competition Show details...

The 2017 Brian Law Opera Competition took place . The winners are:
1st prize: Soprano Jennifer Olenic
2nd prize: Bass-baritone Joel Allison
3rd prize: Soprano Jeanine Williams

Winners of the 2017 Brian Law Opera Competition

Photo © Klaus S.

From left to right:
Joel Allison, bass-baritone (2nd Prize)
Jennifer Olenic, soprano (1st Prize)
Jeanine Williams, soprano (3rd Prize)

For full details of the competition (date, time, location and the finalists’, recitalist’s and jurors’ bios), see the 2017 Brian Law Opera Competition page.

2017-07-08: Finalists in the 2017 Brian Law Opera Competition Announced Show details...

Murray Kitts, president of the National Capital Opera Society, announced today the names of the finalists competing in the next Brian Law Opera Competition. They are:

Joel Allison, bass-baritone
Carolyn Beaudoin, soprano
Ryan Hofman, baritone
Jennifer Olenic, soprano
Danielle Vaillancourt, mezzo-soprano
Jeanine Williams, soprano

The competition will take place in .

For full details of the competition (date, time, location and the finalists’, recitalist’s and jurors’ bios), see the 2017 Brian Law Opera Competition page.

2014-06-30: Gerald Finley appointed Officer of the Order of Canada Show details...
Picture of Gerald Finley, O.C.

On 30 June 2014, it was announced that our honorary patron, Gerald Finley, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. The announcement by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, cites Mr. Finley “for his achievements as an internationally renowned opera singer and cultural ambassador for our nation.” The National Capital Opera Society extends its most sincere congratulations to Mr. Finley for this recognition of his work.

2012-11-15: Gerald Finley Wins Opera Canada Award Show details...
Gerald Finley

Gerald Finley is a recipient of the 2012 Opera Canada Awards (the Rubies), along with Michael McMahon and Janet Stubbs. The Awards Ceremony took place in Toronto on October 16. The Rubies were established in 1999 to recognize and celebrate outstanding individual achievement in opera, on stage and behind the scenes.

www.operacanada.ca/rubies/
2012-11-15: Philippe Sly’s First CD Released Show details...
Cover of Philippe Sly’s new CD “In Dreams”

Philippe Sly’s first CD, In Dreams, was released in October on the Analekta label. It features Schumann’s Dichterliebe and songs by Ravel, Ropartz and Jonathan Dove. The Dove songs were written specifically for Sly. The CD received a stellar review in Opera Canada magazine.

www.analekta.com/en/album/?In-Dreams.1709.html
2012-02-13: Dr. Atomic with Gerald Finley wins Grammy Show details...
Dr. Atomic DVD, starring Gerald Finley

The DVD recording of John Adam’s Opera Dr. Atomic, starring Gerald Finley as Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, won the 2012 Grammy for Best Opera Recording. More details