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Photo: Kristian Fourier

M3F an ensemble fostering the next generation of Canadian female opera creators.
Led by Artistic Director Jennifer Szeto and General Director Kristin Hoff, it seeks to bring the creative voices and artistic leadership of women to the forefront of opera. M3F facilitates a biennial $50,000 award, the Mécénat Musica “Prix 3 Femmes”, which supports the creation of new contemporary operas by emerging female identifying Canadian composers and librettists through seed funding, mentorship, and work development opportunities. Past productions include TRIPTYQUE at Salle Bourgie (in co-production with Société de musique contemporaine du Québec), a digital production of Ana Sokolovic’s Love Songs (in partnership with Earth World Collective), performances of Next Wave Workshop in Toronto at the Canadian Opera Company Free Concert Series and Ernest Balmer Studio, and 3 digital adaptations of new creations Justine et les machines, The Chair, and Vanishing Point in 2021.

In the 2022/23 season, M3F sees performances in Berlin (INCONNU at ufaFabrik Kulturzentrum, Vancouver (SOLO at IndieFest), New York (Opera America New Works Forum), and Montreal (L’écoute du perdu in co-production with Paramirabo and Le Vivier; LIBLAB with National Theatre School in collaboration with Tapestry Opera and L’Opéra de Montréal).

Alongside their work in fostering the next generation of composers and librettists, M3F engages in creation workshops which focus on the training of young artists and performers in universities across Canada. Made possible by the generous support of the Azrieli Foundation, M3F’s workshops serve a dynamic collaborative space between young artists and established professionals in the field of creation. To date, their workshops have been presented at 11 universities/schools across Canada in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.


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Photo: Kristian Fourier,

The Team

Kevin Calixte Photo_ Jennifer Szeto

Photo: Kevin Calixte

Jennifer Szeto (She/Her)

Artistic Director

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Photo: Kevin Calixte

Kristin Hoff (She/Her)

General Director

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Photo: SamGaetz

Stephanie Sedlbauer (She/Her)

Artistic Associate  

Artistic Associate 

Artistic Associate

Nicole Ross (She/Her)

Alyssa Yeung (She/They)

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Photo: TamLanTruong

Photo: Alyssa Yeung

Board of Directors

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Richard Coburn






Suzanne Rigden

Anne Janody

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