Michael Mori is the General and Artistic Director of Tapestry Opera, and the Chair of Opera.ca, the association for professional opera companies in Canada. Since the COVID-crisis began to make a threatening impact in this country, opera.ca surveyed companies and artists, and created a one stop e-resource for artists impacted by cancellations.
The association has also enacted an emergency fund in response to the artists’ survey, once it found out that 25% of respondents wouldn’t be able to pay bills within a week.
At the same time opera.ca is advocating with the government for its professional companies that are in danger of major financial crisis, ensuring that business support initiatives from the government, include charities and not-for-profits.
Michael Mori joined Mark Wigmore on The Oasis.
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