A new professional opera company, Royal Opera Canada. (New Ventures).
A new professional opera company, Royal Opera Canada, was unveiled
in April by Dwight Bennett, head of Opera Mississauga. The new company
will focus on traditional productions of popular works, the Top 10 of
the operatic canon, to take place in the Toronto Centre for the
Performing Arts and the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. The 2003-4
season kicks off Oct. 16 with Carmen, followed by Nabucco, Die
Zauberflote and Aida. The budget for the first season is $2 million.