Opera on the Avalon is now accepting applications for their new Young Artist Program as well as their Studio Program. The company was formed in 2009 by Cheryl Hickman, soprano, and Jennifer Matthews, pianist. It is the only program of its kind in Canada, which produces fully-staged operas with professional orchestra for the education and development of its participants and the enrichment of the host city, St. John’s.
The mandate of Opera on the Avalon is to provide emerging operatic artists from around the world with the opportunity to perform and develop under the guidance of some of the most distinguished operatic artists working in the art form today. We believe in education through performance. We are also mandated is to bring the operatic art form to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The mission statement of Opera on the Avalon is to entertain, challenge, and enlighten our diverse audience with operas produced from the Canadian and international repertoires. We are invested in sharing the power of opera with all who are open to receiving it through exceptional performances and meaningful education programs for all ages.