Soprano Carla Huhtanen in Tapestry Contemporary Opera Showcase Feb 16 2013 in Toronto

From a media release:


February 16, 2013 in Toronto

Soprano Carla Huhtanen brings her “dazzling virtuosity” (P. Citron, The Globe and Mail) to The Tapestry Songbook, a concert showcasing bravura contemporary arias written by Canada’s leading composers and librettists, chosen from Tapestry’s 33-year history of new opera production.  Ms Huhtanen will be joined by collaborative pianist Dr. Christopher Foley and rising operatic stars from Tapestry’s New Opera 101 Program. The Tapestry Songbook takes place February 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ernest Balmer Studio in the Distillery Historic District (9 Trinity Street, Studio 315).

A critically acclaimed interpreter of modern and contemporary music, Carla Huhtanen develops and premieres many new roles and performs regularly with Tapestry, Soundstreams Canada, New Music Concerts, and Queen of Puddings Music Theatre.  She appeared in The Shadow with Tapestry, in Soundstreams and Nu:BC Collective’s John Cage and Kaija Saariaho concerts, and Omar Daniel’s Mehetapja with New Music Concerts.

Single tickets to The Tapestry Songbook are $29 (including HST). It’s also the last chance for the 3-pack subscription offer – attend all three remaining events in Tapestry’s 2012/13 season for just $95 (including HST), which includes the Toronto premiere of Shelter by Juliet Palmer, composer and Julie Salverson, librettist, at the Imperial Oil Opera Theatre.  Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 416-537-6066 ext. 243.

• Before, during and after The Tapestry Songbook, enjoy Taps and Tapas, a delicious side dish of new tastes to enjoy with new opera.  Taps and Tapas are $10, Tapas only $7 and Taps only $5.

Tapestry is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mandate is to work collaboratively to create, develop and perform new opera nationally and internationally; to promote the advancement of emerging and established artists in the field of new opera; and to offer innovative education opportunities for youth and adults.  Beginning with composers and writers, Tapestry provides dramaturgical guidance and support through the process of new work creation.For more information on Tapestry visit

Carla Huhtanen in a production of 'Orlando/Lunaire' - an operative mash up of Schoenberg and Handel from a few years ago in Toronto: