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Tapestry Opera Celebrates Their 40th Season

Congratulations to Opera.ca Member Tapestry Opera as they celebrate their milestone 40th anniversary. Their 2019/2020 season is a bold lineup, featuring innovative partnerships with Opera Philadelphia, Luminato, Opéra de Montréal, OCAD U, and Sidewalk Labs. The season includes a world premiere, the return of original smash hits, and an exploration into augmented reality. Four groundbreaking new commissioned works are in development, as Tapestry looks ahead to the next 40 years.
Learn more and see the season line-up here.
 

Soundstreams Presents the Songs of Hanns Eisler

Soundstreams in partnership with Luminato presents Hell’s Fury, The Hollywood Songbook. Austrian composer Hanns Eisler’s wonderful, neglected songs of exile are presented in a new opera featuring baritone Russell Braun and pianist Serouj Kradjian. Staging and concept by Tim Albery, design by Michael Levine. The opera runs in Toronto ON from June 19-23, 2019. (Learn more)
 

This is Your Brain on Opera...

Opéra de Montréal and Tech3Lab are embarking on a study of audience experiences of opera. Specifically, what, if any, appreciable differences are there in the opera goer’s reactions between a live performance, and a recorded performance. The test groups will watch a performance of Bizet’s Carmen, one group watching a performance by Opéra de Montréal at Place des Arts this May, and the second group will watch it on a movie screen. Each group of volunteers will be set up with devices that will monitor brain activity and will be filmed during the experiment. We look forward to learning the study’s results in Spring of 2020. (Read more)
 

Mountainside Opera at Banff Centre

Planning your holidays and want to catch some opera? Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity has announced their summer opera season. This year there will be three productions; Ghost Opera (music by Veronika Krausas, libretto by André Alexis), No One’s Safe (music by Nicole Lizée, libretto by Joel Ivany), and Silent Light (music by Paola Prestini, libretto by Royce Vavrek). The season also includes Opera Night - an opera gala concert for singers and orchestra, and two opera pub nights featuring aria and duet highlights. Productions run between May 24 and July 4, 2019. (Learn more)