THE SCOOP | Tapestry Opera Leads Dora Winners For 2022 With Six Trophies

By Anya Wassenberg on September 20, 2022

DORA Awards

The Dora Mavor Moore Awards winners were announced on September 19, 2022, with the winners selected from a total of 235 nominations and 100 eligible productions. Along with 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, dominated 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 was the COC for its co-production with Houston Grand Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago of La Traviata.

Opera Division Details

Here’s the breakdown of the Opera Division:

  • Outstanding Production: R.U.R. A Torrent of Light, Tapestry Opera production in partnership with OCAD University;
  • Outstanding Performance by an Individual: Amina Edris, La Traviata, Canadian 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, R.U.R. A Torrent of Light, Tapestry
    Opera production in partnership with OCAD University;
  • Outstanding New Opera: Nicole Lizée (composer) and Nicolas Billon (librettist), R.U.R. A Torrent of Light, Tapestry Opera production in partnership with OCAD University;
  • Outstanding Musical Direction: Gregory Oh, R.U.R. A Torrent of Light, Tapestry Opera production in partnership with OCAD University;
  • Outstanding Direction: Michael Hidetoshi Mori, R.U.R. A Torrent of Light, Tapestry Opera production in partnership with OCAD University;
  • Outstanding Achievement in Design: Debashis Sinha (sound design/composition) R.U.R. A Torrent
    of Light, Tapestry Opera production in partnership with OCAD University.

Other highlights

Here are some of the highlights in other divisions.

  • In My Body, Co-presented by dance Immersion, Canadian Stage and TO Live, takes home 4 Dora Awards to lead the Dance Division;
  • Wildfire leads General Theatre Division with 3 Doras including Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Direction;
  • Italian Mime Suicide wins 5 Doras in the Independent Theatre Division, including Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Costume Design and Outstanding Lighting
  • Sweeney Todd heads the Musical Theatre Division with 5 Dora Awards, including Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role and Leading Role, plus Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Original Choreography;
  • MOBY: A Whale of a Tale picks up 4 Doras in the Theatre For Young Audiences Division for Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble;
  • Sky Dancers collects the Outstanding Touring Production Dora for the Touring Division;
  • Pat Bradley named as 2022 Silver Ticket Award laureate;
  • Alice in Wonderland wins the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award.

Congratulations to all the winners. You can check out the full list of winners here.

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