March 13th, 2017
New Season Round Up: 2017-18 Seasons
As Opera.ca member companies begin to announce their 2017-18 seasons, we are excited by the scope of the productions and thrilled for another fantastic season of opera in Canada! Click on each company for more information about their exciting new seasons.
Vancouver Opera Announce 2017/18 Season and Festival
Vancouver Opera announces their 2017/18 season consisting of a full year of adventurous and breathtaking opera, and the 2nd annual Vancouver Opera Festival, 2 weeks of opera, events, art, groundbreaking performances and entertainment. Offering an entire year of operas opening with Puccini’s Turandot, and concluding with the 2018 Vancouver Opera Festival featuring the much anticipated Vancouver premiere of The Overcoat: an Opera, this will be an exciting season.
Tapestry Opera and Vancouver Opera in Co-Production of Overcaot
The Overcoat: an Opera will be an iconic reinterpretation of Gogol’s classic novella, with new text by the legendary Morris Panych, and new music by one of Canada’s finest composers, James Rolfe. "The Overcoat: An Opera is one of our most exciting projects to date, as it combines Morris' unique style of physical theatre with a masterful new score by James Rolfe," says Tapestry Opera Artistic Director Michael Mori. The Overcoat is a co-production between Tapestry Opera, Vancouver Opera, and Canadian Stage. Performances are scheduled in Toronto and Vancouver in March 2018.
Tapestry Opera Nominated for Juno
Congratulations to Tapestry Opera on their 2017 Juno Nomination for Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance! Their recording of Andrew Staniland's Dark Star Requiem also features Toronto's Gryphon Trio and Elmer Iseler Singers. The Juno award weekend is March 27-April 2, 2017 in Ottawa.
Chants Libres wins Prix Opus
Congratulations to Chants Libres on their Prix Opus du Conseil québécois de la musique awards! Their production of The Tales of Patricia Isasa, by Kristin Norderval and Naomi Wallace, was nominated in two categories. At the Gala on Feburary 5, 2017, Chants Libres won 2 awards: Concert of the Year - Montréal and Concert of the year - Modern Music, Contemporary.