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Why AtG's New Mash-up Opera Will Surpass All Your Expectations -

Born out of today’s difficult social climate with Europe’s refugee crisis and the divisive politics in North America, Against the Grain’s Bound explores — more importantly questions — the current state of the displaced, the dehumanized, and the mistreated. Premiering in the Canadian Opera Company’s Jackman Studio from December 14–16, these will be the first performances in a three-year “concept to realization” project. The workshop process to create the text, music, and staging began a mere three weeks before the first performance, and I had a chance to observe these provocative and revealing rehearsals.

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