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ABOUT

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. 

Productions in 2024 include the premiere of 3 new operas by winners of the Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes 2022. Presented by Montreal’s Salle Bourgie in collaboration with Le Vivier, the production Opéra d’aujourd’hui presents excerpts from Je suis fille de la fille by Analia Llugdar and Emné Nasereddine, Opéra en 3 légendes by Alejandra Odgers and Nicole O’Bomsawin, and Raccoon Opera by Rebecca Gray and Rachel Gray.


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

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Photo: Kevin Calixte

Kristin Hoff (She/Her)

General Director & Interim Artistic Director

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Photo: Jennifer Szeto

Luna Pearl Woolf (She/Her)

Creative Mentor & Dramaturg

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Photo: Matthew Holler

Stephanie Sedlbauer (She/Her)

Artistic Coordinator

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Nicole Ross (She/Her)

Artistic Coordinator

Photo: TamLanTruong

Board of Directors

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Richard Coburn

Secretary

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President

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Treasurer

Suzanne Rigden

Anne Janody

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