Magazine article Opera Canada

The Ontario Arts Foundation in February Awarded Adrianne Pieczonka

Magazine article Opera Canada

The Ontario Arts Foundation in February Awarded Adrianne Pieczonka

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The Ontario Arts Foundation in February awarded Adrianne Pieczonka with the $50,000 Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award. In its citation, the jury noted that the soprano has "remarkable gifts as a per-fbrmer of opera and she is at the top of her career. She has a wide and varied repertoire; and has made a strong contribution to musical life in Canada through her many Canadian performances." The award was established at the OAF by the late Norman Walford, former Executive Director of the Ontario Arts Council, and the late Paul de Hueck, former CBC Television production manager. Actor, playwright and director Robert Lepage was awarded the 10th Glenn Gould Prize Mar. 31 at a gala ceremony at Rideau Hall, hosted by the Glenn Gould Foundation and their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston. Lepage was recognized for his artistic excellence and lifetime devotion to the arts. …

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