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50th Anniversary Stories: Jeanie Dubberley

Asked how she came to work at Manitoba Opera, Jeanie Dubberley laughs. “It’s a very long story,” she says, and it’s a little serendipitous. Jeanie, who was a go-to administrative multitasker for the company from 1983 to 1992, was working as a teller at the Royal Bank of Canada branch at Portage and Fort, and “one day a gentleman came in, and it was Bruce Lang, at the time the only paid employee of Manitoba Opera, except for the production people. He was the administrative director.”  […]

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50th Anniversary Stories: Hedie Epp

Long-time Manitoba Opera volunteer Hedie Epp first heard opera when she was growing up in the small Mennonite community of Springstein, Manitoba. Her relationship with the art form didn’t start well.  […]

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50th Anniversary Stories: Nikki Einfeld

Lyric coloratura soprano Nikki Einfeld has been based in California for more than two decades, as a former Adler Fellow and Merola alumna with the San Francisco Opera. But she’s a “born and raised Winnipegger,” she says, and she still thinks of Manitoba Opera as her home company. […]

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The Pollack Braun Blatt Advisory Group

The Pollack Braun Blatt Advisory Group encourages us to dream

The Pollack Braun Blatt Advisory Group at CIBC Wood Gundy believes that we should all be expecting more. And just like Angelina (Cenerentola) in La Cenerentola, this multigenerational wealth management practice also believes in the power of dreams to design the kind of lives that we all envision for ourselves.   Often these dreams need […]

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50th Anniversary Stories: Senator Patricia Bovey

Patricia Bovey, art historian, curator, former director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and long-time supporter of Manitoba Opera, knows the value of culture. As an Independent Senator for Manitoba, she advocates passionately for the importance of the arts in every aspect of Canadian life.  […]

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To Be or Not To Be?

The program’s first Independent Learner was Winnipeg artist Ritchie Diggs, for whom participating in the program was a life-changing experience. It provided him with the reassurance and encouragement he needed to recommit to his artistic journey at a time when he was questioning his options. […]

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RBC Emerging Artists believes in fostering supportive environments for Artists

What began as a program to help emerging artists step into the next stage of their careers has now evolved into a place for artistic discovery. Hosting its third consecutive year of singers, Manitoba Opera’s Digital Emerging Artist Program (DEAP) engages artists from across the country for a four‑week multidisciplinary course of intensive skill building and creative exploration. […]

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Giving Back, Part of the Taylor McCaffrey Philosophy

For a full-service law firm, Taylor McCaffrey’s philosophy is simple: provide exceptional legal advice, be kind and contribute back to the communities in which they live and work. Supporting local charities is one of the ways Taylor McCaffrey contributes back. […]

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