CAST: Emily Spearing, Scott Belluz, and Katherine Semchuk | PHOTO CREDIT: Elana EmerCAST: Scott Belluz | PHOTO CREDIT: Elana Emer View more photos below - click here OVERVIEW Title: R.U.R. A Torrent of LightComposer: Nicole LizéeLibrettist: Nicolas BillonLanguage: EnglishProducer: Tapestry Opera and OCAD UniversityRun Time: 90Roles: Role Voice Type Range ?
CAST: PHOTO CREDIT: Dahlia KatzCAST: Suzanne Taffot | PHOTO CREDIT: Dahlia KatzCAST: Jorell WIlliams | PHOTO CREDIT: Dahlia Katz View more photos below - click here OVERVIEW Title: Of the SeaComposer: Ian CussonLibrettist: Kanika AmbroseCommissioned By: Tapestry Opera and Obsidian TheatreLanguage: EnglishProducer: Tapestry Opera and Obsidian TheatreRun Time: 90Roles: Role
OVERVIEW Title: The ShadowComposer: Omar DanielLibrettist: Alex Poch-GoldinCommissioned By: Tapestry OperaLanguage: EnglishProducer: Tapestry OperaRun Time: 90Roles: Role Voice Type Range ? Character Description AllegrahighA#3-Bb5An unmarried rich girl, controlled by her father and yearning for love. 18 years old.Don PaulolowG2-D4A mafia Don, wealthy and powerful. 45-60 years old.WaitermiddleC#3-D5Proud and efficient. 25-40 years
Her health fading, Shanawdithit wonders if she’ll be welcomed into the spirit world after so much time with the colonists. Cormack tells her he must leave, and Shanawdithit gives him a sketch of his house to carry with him. He leaves the room to pack. Shanawdithit hears the spirits of
Shanawdithit describes the last days of her family as they were pushed from their land and then hunted. She asks Cormack not to speak of their death, but of their life. Cormack is ecstatic and gets lost in the memories Shanawdithit paints. She breaks his reverie with the cold fact
The taking of Demasduit weighs heavy on Shanawdithit’s heart. Cormack, unsure of what to do, tries to comfort her, saying Demasduit was treated well. Shawnadithit asks if white people actually care about her people, her story, because Cormack’s words are betrayed by the actions of his fellows, and indeed, his
Cormack’s study in St. John’s, now Shanawdithit’s room. “Nancy April” reveals she can speak English quite well, and tells Cormack her real name: Shanawdithit. Cormack asks her where the rest of her people are, where her home is. Shanawdithit says simply: they are no more. Shanawdithit reflects on the loss
OVERVIEW Title: ShanawdithitComposer: Dean BurryLibrettist: Yvette NolanCommissioned By: Tapestry Opera and Opera on the AvalonLanguage: EnglishProducer: Tapestry Opera and Opera on the AvalonRun Time: 80Roles: Role Voice Type Range ? Character Description Shanawdithitmiddle-highA3-G5Beothuk woman, believed by the colonizers to be the last of her peopleWilliam Cormack middle-lowA2-F4An explorer and anthropologistKwe/Spirit Chorus
Refugees are trying on clothes, when Dima and Konstantin enter looking for Oksana. Konstantin offers Father Alexander money for Oksana and Clara calls the police; Konstantin and Dima leave before the police arrive.
In Greece at a bar, three women are held captive: Konstantin sends Lyubia with a businessman, Natalyia with the Immigration officer who cuts her, and Oksana is bought by Konstantin at auction. Konstantin then offers to the crowd a gang rape just as the police arrive to raid the bar.
CAST: Jacques ArsenaultCAST: Sara SchabasCAST: Jennifer Taverner, Keith Klassen View more photos below - click here OVERVIEW Title: Bandits in the ValleyComposer: Benton RoarkLibrettist: Julie TeppermanCommissioned By: Tapestry OperaLanguage: EnglishProducer: Tapestry OperaRun Time: 55Roles: Role Voice Type Range ? Character Description FreddymiddleF2-G4Bandit, plays accordionGeorge Taylormiddle-lowF2-Bb4Wealthy mill-ownerJeremiahmiddleB2-A4The leader of a local small-potatoes