May 19 1982: The Canadian Children?s Opera Chorus premiered Derek Holman?s opera Doctor Canon?s Cure at the International Children?s Festival, Toronto.
May 20 1939: Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Hall Farrally founded the Winnipeg Ballet (designated ?Royal? in 1953). The RWB is Canada?s oldest ballet company.
May 211988: The National Gallery of Canada?s new building officially opened in Ottawa. Architect Moshe Safdie designed its glass tower to reflect the shape of the Parliamentary Library on the far side of the Rideau Canal.