Opera Canada awards: Barbara Hannigan to be presented with Opera Canada "Ruby" award
Opera Canada awards: Barbara Hannigan to be presented with Opera Canada “Ruby” award
On November 23, Barbara Hannigan will be honoured with the prestigious Opera Canada “Ruby” award. The award celebrates the talent and accomplishments of Canadians who have made a significant contribution to the opera world as artists, creators, administrators and philanthropists. Hannigan, a native of Nova Scotia, is one of four recipients in 2020 and is recognised for her outstanding career as a soprano and conductor as well as her trailblazing efforts in supporting her younger colleagues with her Momentum and Equilibrium initiatives:
“Anytime I win an award I put it toward something”
Canadian-Tunisian mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb will perform live as part of the ceremony, and the award gala event will for the first time take place digitally on YouTube Premiere at 8:00 pm EST on November 23 (1:00 am GMT November 24).