Vancouver lawyer Bruce Wright was awarded the first-ever National Opera Directors Emeritus Award for his philanthropic work with the Vancouver Opera (VO), Canada’s largest opera company, and the North America opera industry in general.
The award is the first of its kind and recognizes contributions made by a board member to the opera sector as a whole. Bruce served on Vancouver Opera’s boards for 16 years, chairing Vancouver Opera’s board from 2006 to 2008 and chairing Vancouver Opera Foundation’s board from 2012 to 2016. He is responsible for growing the foundation’s capital by nearly 50 per cent. In addition, he played an active role within the opera sector in North America and served for many years on the Trustee Forum of Opera America.
Bruce will receive his distinguished award in New York City during the month of February.
Congratulations, Bruce, on your well-deserved prize.
About Vancouver Opera
VO was founded in 1958 by a group of visionary community leaders who believed in the value of the performing arts to the life of a great city, and who recognized the power of opera to connect people to the universal human drama. VO strives to be the destination performing arts organization that entertains, stimulates and enriches British Columbians, driven by programming that redefines “opera” and revolutionizes its accessibility and community value.