Progress starts with deliberate choices made by leaders at the local level. Join colleagues to examine global trends — from within and outside the opera world — that can inform the bold decisions needed to build public value and bring vitality to both time-honored and new repertoire.

Together we'll explore these concepts while experiencing the joie de vivre of Montréal, a destination where tradition and innovation flourish together.

New this year!

Whether you plan to come by yourself or as part of a Team, attending Opera Conference 2016 is more valuable than ever before. In Montréal, you’ll experience inspiring speakers, compelling content and plentiful networking opportunities — all at the most affordable rates in years.

For member companies sending three or more attendees, Team Packages offer the most comprehensive experience. In addition to receiving seminars, the New Works Sampler, the Host Company Reception and Exhibitor Happy Hour tickets, Team members jump right into the conference with our new dedicated check-in service just for Teams. When you register a Team, you’ll also lock in that registration price, enabling you to add more Team members at that same per-person price until May 11.

Attending by yourself? OPERA America members receive the lowest conference rate in years with the Individual Package ($495 pp), which includes the New Works Sampler, the Host Company Reception and Exhibitor Happy Hour tickets.

Two World Premieres

New work is central to the development and vitality of opera, and Opera Conference 2016 provides the opportunity to see two world premiere productions:

  • The Trials of Patricia Isasa, Presented by Chants Libres (May 19)
    eneral admission tickets may be purchased directly through Chants Libres at 514.871.2224.
  • Lilies, Presented by Opéra de Montréal (May 21)
    Conference attendees are invited to attend a private post-performance reception and receive discounted tickets. Purchase performance tickets through Opéra de Montréal and use promo code OA2016.

Online registration is now closed. Please register on-site beginning Tuesday, May 17 at Le Westin Montréal (270 Saint-Antoine Ouest).

Book your hotel room

Le Westin Montréal opens onto the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal and is located near the many downtown restaurants, galleries, boutiques and historic sites that epitomize Québec's rich history and European flair.

All discounted rooms at our conference hotel, Le Westin Montréal, are now sold-out. We recommend nearby hotels such as the Embassy Suites, the InterContinental Montréal, the W Montréal or the Courtyard Montréal Downtown, which offer comparable rates. Or, you may still book a room at the standard rate at Le Westin Montréal.

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