Opera Canada honors Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Rubies virtual gala.

Opera Canada magazine has celebrated every year, since 2000, the talent and accomplishments of Canadians for their significant contributions to the world of opera. These awards, called Rubies in honor of founding editor Ruby Mercer, are presented at a gala that, exceptionally this year, was virtual. This year, in addition to Yannick, were also honored Barbara Hannigan, Michael Schade and Edward Johnson.

"I’m very, very lucky, of course — maybe the luckiest music director"

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, New York Times