View more photos below - click here OVERVIEW Title: Airline IcarusComposer: Brian CurrentLibrettist: Anton PiatigorskyCommissioned By: Opera Breve VancouverLanguage: EnglishProducer: Soundstreams and Maniac StarRun Time: 45Roles: Role Voice Type Range ? Character Description Workermiddle-lowAn airline workerBusiness ManlowA plane passengerAd ExechighA plane passengerScholarmiddleA plane passengerFlight Attendantmiddle-highA flight attendant, dissatisfied with her jobVoiceshighSSAATBChorus
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 ?
A businessman is waiting for a streetcar, with his back to an unhoused woman. The two silently judge each other. The man is annoyed at seeing someone who wants something for nothing, and the woman is feeling judged for a situation she has no control over. The two finally acknowledge
OVERVIEW Title: Where You LiveComposer: Iman HabibiLibrettist: Michael PollardCommissioned By: Tapestry Opera's Composer-Librettist LaboratoryLanguage: EnglishProducer: Tapestry OperaRoles: Role Voice Type Range ? Character Description The Street PersonhighC4-Ab5A street personThe Business PersonmiddleF3-C5A business person Please Note: The table above has content that is scrollable left to right. Orchestration: Piano SYNOPSIS A businessman
OVERVIEW Title: What is She?Composer: John HarrisLibrettist: Anna ChattertonCommissioned By: Tapestry Opera's Composer-Librettist LaboratoryLanguage: EnglishProducer: Tapestry OperaRun Time: 6Roles: Role Voice Type Range ? Character Description RunnerhighD4-B5A runnerDoctor 1middleB2-B4A doctorDoctor 2middle-lowB2-G4A doctor Please Note: The table above has content that is scrollable left to right. SYNOPSIS A meditation on the discrimination
Irish pirate Chieftain Grace O’Malley sneaks into the bedroom of Queen Elizabeth I of England, and convinces the Queen to give her back her ship and free her lover. In return Grace will attend the Queen’s birthday celebration and cause a sensation – which delights Liz.
OVERVIEW Title: The Two GracesComposer: Sean FergusonLibrettist: Alexis DiamondCommissioned By: Tapestry OperaLanguage: EnglishProducer: Tapestry OperaRun Time: 10Roles: Role Voice Type Range ? Character Description LizhighC4-C6Elizabeth I, Queen of England and IrelandGracemiddle-highG3-G5Grace O'Malley, pirate and Irish chieftain Please Note: The table above has content that is scrollable left to right. Orchestration: Clarinet
OVERVIEW Title: The TranslatorComposer: David OgbornLibrettist: Leanna BrodieCommissioned By: Tapestry OperaLanguage: English, PashtoProducer: Tapestry OperaRoles: Role Voice Type Range ? Character Description Alessandra Jensenmiddle-highAb3-A5A young military interpreter who suffers from post-traumatic stress after witnessing the brutal torture of detainees, age 26Colonel CranelowEb2-E4In his 50s, a career military intelligence officer whose philosophy
After days of near catatonia in his cold apartment, the landlady asks Petrovich to repair Akakiy’s old coat, to no avail. Even his coworkers arrive to check in, but by then, Akakiy is unreachable. Akakiy is committed to a mental hospital. Once he arrives, the other residents encourage him to
The name day party. Everyone is dressed to the nines, but Akakiy adds up to at least an eleven. They fawn over his coat, going so far as to toast to it. Akakiy forgets to count his drinks, and ends up completely drunk. He gets lost on the way home,
Akakiy gets caught in rush hour and arrives late to find the head the department telling a sad story about encountering a homeless vagrant. Annoyed at being interrupted, the head of the department grills Akakiy on his little notebook of numbers. Akakiy explains he was using it to find ways
CAST: Andrea Ludwig, Geoff Sirett, Colin HeathCAST: Caitlin Wood, Geoff Sirett, Magali Simard-Galdés, Erica Iris HuangCAST: Meher Pavri, Caitlin Wood, Magali Simard-Galdés, Asitha Tennekoon, Giles Tomkins, Colin Heath, Peter McGillivray, Aaron Durand, Keith Klassen View more photos below - click here OVERVIEW Title: The Overcoat: A Musical TailoringComposer: James RolfeLibrettist:
OVERVIEW Title: ShelterComposer: Juliet PalmerLibrettist: Julie SalversonCommissioned By: Tapestry OperaLanguage: English, GermanProducer: Tapestry Opera and Edmonton OperaRun Time: 75Roles: Role Voice Type Range ? Character Description Lisa Meitnermiddle-highG#-Ab5Nuclear physicistThomasmiddle-lowBb2-E5 (falsetto)FatherClairemiddle-highA3-G5 (extended techniques)MotherHopehighC4-C6 (coloratura)DaughterPilotmiddleD3-B4Air force pilot Please Note: The table above has content that is scrollable left to right. Orchestration: Clarinet in
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
CAST: Peter Barrett, James McLean, Jacqueline Woodley | PHOTO CREDIT: Dahlia Katz View more photos below - click here OVERVIEW Title: M’dea UndoneComposer: John HarrisLibrettist: Marjorie ChanCommissioned By: Tapestry OperaLanguage: EnglishProducer: Tapestry OperaRun Time: 64Roles: Role Voice Type Range ? Character Description M'deamiddle-highC4-F#5A woman from a land far awayJasonmiddle-lowD3-F#4M'dea's husband, holds
OVERVIEW Title: Lullaby at the ShoreComposer: Afarin MansouriLibrettist: Marcia JohnsonCommissioned By: Tapestry OperaLanguage: EnglishProducer: Tapestry OperaRun Time: 7Roles: Role Voice Type Range ? Character Description Mother/SopranohighC4-Bb5The child's motherAltomiddle-highB3-D5VoiceChild/TenormiddleC2-Eb3A childBaritonemiddle-lowAb2-C4Voice Please Note: The table above has content that is scrollable left to right. Orchestration: Piano Video Recording View more videos below -
A cleric prepares for confessional. Someone enters the booth. The cleric realizes it’s a man with whom he shared a mutual attraction. The man has recently finished gay conversion therapy and wishes to resume some kind of a relationship.
The Child is bored. She reads several books in an effort to learn all the things she shouldn’t do, say, feel, or see. Lucifer simply asks her why, attempting to get her attention on him instead of books. She finds a name, Iblis, and taunts him.
The Child questions Lucifer’s role as tempter, while he tempts with growing intensity. He chastises the Child for bowing to authority. She erupts in anger, pushing the books aside and leaving the cage.
A distraught woman is trying to report her sexual assault to a policeman. She admits she’s had some alcohol. Instead of pursuing justice, the policeman arrests her for illegal possession of alcohol. The Child witnesses all of it.
Lucifer is enraged at the unfairness put upon him. The Child sees, and has an idea. Perhaps the system should be broken. When Lucifer realizes the Child has seen his truth, he tries to hide his emotions.
A watcher looks over a group of faithful. His irritation turns to hatred as he accuses them of subversion. He claims to have proof hidden in some papers, but the Child has destroyed them. The Child proclaims “I know what to do,” and the tension between authority and people escalates.