Western Opera

Western Opera Electoral Region

The Western Opera region comprises the area of Canada west of Saskatchewan. This region will elect one Councillor.   


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  • Read Donna's Statement

    Donna Sharpe

    Donna Sharpe

    Donna Sharpe

    My name is Donna Sharpe and I am running for Equity Council in Western Opera.

    It is my privilege to say that I have over two decades of experience working as an Equity Stage Manager. Since I began working in Opera 15 years ago, my goal has always been to provide our Opera performers and Stage Managers with the most professional, productive and supportive working environment possible. I have done this in part by having a keen interest in the working application of our negotiated agreements, and by asking specific and often exacting questions. I've discovered that when challenges arise, regional issues are often national issues as well. My appreciation and admiration for our Association, its members and their work continues to grow.

  • Read Diane's Statement

    Diane Speirs

    Diane Speirs

    Diane Speirs

    It’s been an honor to serve on Council over the past three years as the Western Opera representative. I’ve learned a lot!

    And it’s been exciting to see our association roll out the Not In OUR Space! campaign, aimed at creating a culture of safe and respectful workplaces. In light of the #MeToo movement, it’s been very timely. I’m interested in seeing this initiative find deeper roots in our opera rehearsal halls. For example, what does the “first day speech” look like when the opera context often means separate rehearsals until late in the process for principals, chorus, dancers, and orchestra?

    It’s also important to me that I hear from you. What matters to you? What do you need from your association? If you have questions I can’t answer, I want to help you connect to the people who can.