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Opera Mariposa

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Opera Mariposa is a critically-acclaimed company dedicated to #MakingOperaAccessible. As Canada's first entirely, openly disability-run opera company, we create inclusive opportunities for emerging and underrepresented artists, and have been recognized as "[one of] Canada's key indie players" (Opera Canada Magazine). Since 2012, our mainstage productions have been hailed as "well-honed" (Opera Canada), "delightful" (Review Vancouver) and "a stroke of genius" (The Voice), while our annual Benefit + Awareness events have raised over $100,000 for charity to date. Our passion for accessibility has led us to offer a broad array of free community events and digital performances as well as subsidized tickets for underrepresented groups. We also bring audiences commissioned performances through our Repertory Concert Artist Program, and present interdisciplinary works through the Mariposa Theatre Wing. In 2019 we became one of the founding member companies of Indie Opera West, a collective of independent companies dedicated to fostering collaboration and innovation, building capacity, promoting equity and diversity, and advocating for the operatic art form across Western Canada.