Opera on the Hill to receive politicos onstage

Politicians Bob Rae, Lisa Raitt, Elizabeth May and Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien will make onstage appearances at the 13th annual Black and White Opera Soiree in the new year.

Hosted by Sheila Copps and Maxime Bernier, the event, entitled Opera on the Hill, features the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Opera Lyra Ottawa Chorus performing opera’s most popular hits.

An annual winter benefit for the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Opera Lyra Ottawa, the event, held Sat. Feb. 27 at the NAC, has raised more than $2.94 million since 1998. All the funds raised stay in the community for education programs as well as training, mentoring and performance opportunities. Get ticket info at www.nac-cna.ca or www.operalyra.ca.

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