THE SCOOP | Tapestry Opera tops Dora winners for 2022 with six trophies

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The winners of the Dora Mavor Moore Awards were announced on September 19, 2022, with winners selected from a total of 235 nominations and 100 eligible productions. In addition to the prize itself, individually named recipients received a $1,000 cash prize from the Pat and Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts.

Tapestry Opera, in partnership with OCAD University, topped the Opera division, winning a total of six out of seven awards – the most in any division. The only other production to receive an award for opera is the COC for its co-production with the Houston Grand Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago from La Traviata.

Opera Division Details

Here is the breakdown of the Opera division:

  • Exceptional workmanship: RUR A torrent of lightTapestry Opera production in partnership with OCAD University;
  • Outstanding Individual Performance: Amina Edris, La TraviataCanadian Opera Company Co-
    production with Houston Grand Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago;
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble: Maeve Palmer, Annie Ramos, Jennifer Routhier, Sofi Gudiño, Katherine Semchuk, Emily Spearing and Brayden Cairns, RUR A torrent of lightTapestry
    Opera production in partnership with OCAD University;
  • Best new opera: Nicole Lizée (composer) and Nicolas Billon (librettist), RUR A torrent of lightTapestry Opera production in partnership with OCAD University;
  • Outstanding Musical Direction: Gregory Oh, RUR A torrent of lightTapestry Opera production in partnership with OCAD University;
  • Outstanding Direction: Michael Hidetoshi Mori, RUR A torrent of lightTapestry Opera production in partnership with OCAD University;
  • Outstanding Achievement in Design: Debashis Sinha (Sound Design/Composition) RUR A Torrent
    lightTapestry Opera production in partnership with OCAD University.

Other Highlights

Here are some of the highlights in other divisions.

  • In my bodyco-presented by dance Immersion, Canadian Stage and TO Live, won 4 Dora Awards for leading the Dance Division;
  • Fires leads the General Theater Division with 3 Doras, including Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Direction;
  • Italian mime suicide wins 5 Doras in the Independent Theater Division, including Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Costume Design and Outstanding Lighting
  • Sweeney Todd leads the Musical Theater Division with 5 Dora Awards, including Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role and Leading Role, and Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Original Choreography;
  • MOBY: A whale from a tale lands 4 Doras in the Theater for Young Audiences division for Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble;
  • Sky Dancers collects the Dora for Outstanding Touring Production for the Touring Division;
  • Pat Bradley Named 2022 Silver Ticket Award Winner;
  • Alice in Wonderland wins the Jon Kaplan Public Choice Award.

Congratulations to all the winners. You can consult the complete list of winners here.

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