Saturday, January 16, 2016

New Opera: TAPESTRY OPERA presents SONGBOOK VI February 5 & 6 2016 in Toronto

From a media release:

Featuring Wallis Giunta and Jordan de Souza
February 5 & 6, 2016 in Toronto

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TORONTO - Tapestry Opera presents SONGBOOK VI, a vocal recital featuring the best of the company’s 36-year collection of absurd, tragic, and beautiful Canadian opera. Featuring star mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta and Tapestry Opera’s Conductor-in-Residence Jordan de Souza on piano, SONGBOOK VI is a limited engagement, with only two performances on Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Ernest Balmer Studio in the Distillery Historic District.

The repertoire showcases highlights from celebrated and award-winning past works including: Nigredo Hotel (1992) composed by Nic Gotham with libretto by Anne-Marie MacDonald; Rosa (2004), composed by James Rolfe with a libretto by Camyar Chai; Sanctuary Song (2008) composed by Abigail Richardson with libretto by Marjorie Chan; and The Laurels (2007) composed by Jeffrey Ryan with libretto by Michael Lewis MacLennan.

Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta, last seen in the COC’s Cosi fan tutte and the Metropolitan Opera’s The Merry Widow; and pianist Jordan de Souza, last seen in Tapestry’s Metallurgy and also conducting the Canadian Opera Company’s The Marriage of Figaro this February, will headline a concert including emerging singers and pianists from Tapestry Opera’s New Opera 101 program.

Tapestry Opera continues to drive the evolution of opera with an innovative 36th season which includes two world premieres: THE DEVIL INSIDE, March 10-13, 2016 at Harbourfront Centre Theatre and ROCKING HORSE WINNER, May 27 – June 4, 2016 at the Berkeley Street Theatre.

Limited Run! 2 Performances only February 5 & 6, 2016 @ 8pm
Ernest Balmer Studio, 9 Trinity Street, Studio 315 Distillery Historic District, Toronto
Performers: Wallis Giunta, Jordan de Souza and 15 of Canada’s brightest emerging artists
Tickets: $25, available online at or by calling 416.537.6066 X243
Season Subscriptions are available and can be purchased online at or by calling 416.537.6066 X243

For more information: • @TapestryOpera • #SONGBOOKVI •

from Tapestry Opera's 'The Blind Woman'

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