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Renowned conductor begins immediately

Victor Rabinovitch, Chair of the Board of Opera Lyra, and John Peter Jeffries, General Director of Opera Lyra, announced today that Timothy Vernon has been appointed new Artistic Director of Opera Lyra, starting immediately with the 2015-2016 season. Maestro Vernon is one of the leading figures of the Canadian operatic scene and brings to Opera Lyra an exciting new artistic vision for the future of the art form in Ottawa.

“I am fully committed to Opera Lyra. As a conductor, I am very excited to work with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, that glorious orchestra.  As Artistic Director, I can’t wait to present opera with guts and imagination to Canada’s Capital.” – Timothy Vernon

Opera Lyra is taking part of the Great Canadian Giving Challenge and you can too!

Make a donation to Opera Lyra’s Spring Campaign in the month of June 2015 and be a part of the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. Every dollar donated to Opera Lyra through CanadaHelps.org in the month of June 2015, will earn Opera Lyra a chance to win a $10,000 donation (minimum $3 donation required).  Help bring more opera than ever to Canada’s National Capital community. Your donation, large or small, will strengthen Opera Lyra’s major productions, the development of aspiring, young Canadian singers, and the annual autumn tour of the Family and Schools Opera program. Thank you so much for you for your support.

What is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge? It is a national public contest to benefit any registered Canadian charity. Every $1 donated to a registered charity on CanadaHelps.org automatically enters the charity e.g. Opera Lyra, to win a $10,000 donation, provided by the GIV3Foundation. The challenge begins June 1, 2015 at midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) and ends on June 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Single Tickets Now ON-SALE!

Are you looking to see one or more performances in our upcoming season but can’t yet commit to a subscription ? Great news, single tickets are now on sale for The Barber of Seville, Etiquette•Regina, Fidelio, L’isola disabitata.

Click to Renew your SubscriptionNew subscriptions available online May 11