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New Opera 101

Masterclass and showcase for emerging singers and pianists

New Opera 101 is a masterclass intensive for emerging singers and collaborative pianists, culminating in our concert showcase, Songbook

Participants are assigned contemporary Canadian repertoire, individually curated from Tapestry’s forty-year history of developing and producing new works. Singers and pianists prepare and refine their repertoire, expertly coached by expert new opera clinicians in three days of masterclasses. The performers showcase their work in a concert, Songbook, alongside the clinicians.

New Opera 101 Applications – CLOSED!

Tapestry Opera will be accepting applications again in the future. Keep an eye out!


New Opera 101 invites emerging artists who are currently enrolled in, or have equivalent experience to a bachelor-level performance degree to learn new repertoire and familiarize themselves with Canada’s greatest operatic creators while being mentored by Canada’s leading interpreters of new opera.

Applicants are required to supply the following:

  • A written statement detailing why you are interested in taking part in New Opera 101
  • Up to five (5) examples of your experience performing contemporary music (must include repertoire, performance year, date of composition, and composer name)
  • Two (2) recorded examples of past performances (ideally relevant repertoire)
  • Headshot
  • Curriculum Vitae

The New Opera 101 program is free, and the application deadline is Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST.

2023 Master Clinicians

We are thrilled to announce that clinicians Teiya Kasahara 笠原 貞野 (soprano), David Eliakis (pianist) and Michael Hidetoshi Mori (stage director) will lead our New Opera 101 masterclasses in 2023.

Previous New Opera 101 clinicians


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