Wednesday, September 18, 2013

News: (Toronto) Tapestry announces season (Press release)

Tapestry Announces 2013-14 Season
Includes Much-anticipated Toronto Premiere of SHELTER
TAPESTRY BRIEFS Begins this Thursday
TAPESTRY, Canada’s leader in the development and performance of new opera, today announced their 2013-14 season including the Toronto premiere of SHELTER, a chamber opera by composer Juliet Palmer and librettist Julie Salverson.
Funny, heartfelt and moving, SHELTER explores the birth of nuclear energy and its explosive consequences through the wacky adventures of a seemingly happy nuclear family.  SHELTER received its world premiere last season in a co-production with Edmonton Opera and garnered strong reviews: “Remarkably provocative” and “Peter McGillivray is excellent from first note to last” - Stephan Bonfield, Calgary Herald; “A strong staging” - Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal; and “Genuinely funny…engaging experience” - Mark Morris, Edmonton Journal.
The cast will include mezzo-soprano Christine Duncan, baritone Peter McGillivray, tenor Keith Klassen and mezzo-soprano Andrea Ludwig.  SHELTER will be directed by Keith Turnbull.
In addition to SHELTER, Tapestry’s 2013-14 season includes the previously announced Tapestry Briefs; the Tapestry Songbook where the next generation of opera stars perform excerpts by some of Canada’s leading contemporary opera composers and librettists; and Tapestry Explorations, an evening that fuses theatre, opera and dance. 

Tapestry Briefs:  September 19 – 21, 2013 7:30PM, Sunday, September 22, 2013 2PM
A truly unique opportunity for audiences to be the first to experience these fully staged, professional collaborations resulting from Tapestry’s intensive Composer – Librettist Laboratory (LibLab).
Starring Carla Huhtanen, Krisztina Szabó, Keith Klassen and Peter McGillivray.
Ernest Balmer Studio, Distillery Historic District. Tickets $35.

Tapestry Songbook: February 1, 2014, 7:30PM.
The next generation of opera stars displays their virtuosic talent in this evening of excerpts.
Ernest Balmer Studio, Distillery Historic District. Tickets $25

Tapestry Explorations: April 4 and 5, 2014, 7:30PM.
Creativity is unleashed in this evening of theatre, opera and dance.
Ernest Balmer Studio, Distillery Historic District. Tickets $35.

SHELTER:  June 12-14, 2014, 7:30PM, June 15, 2014, 2pm
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs, 26 Berkeley Street.  Tickets $50.
Subscriptions packages and single tickets are now available and may be purchased online at or by calling 416.537.6066 x 225.
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Tapestry is Canada’s catalyst for the creation and development of new, operatic musical theatre. The company collaborates with national and international partners to develop and perform new opera, to promote both emerging and established artists, and to offer innovative education opportunities. Our works range from lightly comic to deeply emotional while staying relevant to today’s world. Written by living artists, the works speak directly to the experiences and dreams of modern audiences. In its 34-year history as a not-for-profit arts organization, Tapestry has supported the development of dozens of new operatic works thanks to generous private and public supporters.

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