After a slowdown in operatic creation in the 20th century, contemporary opera is now booming. This revival raises questions about the nature of opera, interdisciplinary creation and the future of the genre in relation to new technologies. The Canada Research Chair in Opera Creation takes a research-creation approach to these issues, with the aim of helping to redefine opera in and for the 21st century.
The film version of Ana Sokolović's opera Svadba, produced by Boston Lyric Opera, has been nominated for Opera America's Excellence in Digital Opera Awards for 2023.
Members of the Pocket OpeRA project team gave a virtual reality presentation at the PXR conference.