In our New Work Studio we are evolving a new language and practice of creating opera theatre, a process that acknowledges our classical roots but freely explores the possibilities of the form in the twenty-first century. We welcome singers, coaches, designers, directors and stage managers into the process as creative partners, not merely interpreters or facilitators. They are encouraged to collaborate, explore and fully engage their artistic instincts in the developmental discovery of new music drama.
I'm really honored to be a member of the studio company and look forward to Opera Briefs, which begins rehearsal next week. Below is the full roster of directors, singers, and coaches.
Resident Director - Tom Diamond
Directors - Michael Albano, Liza Balkan
Sopranos - Carla Huhtanen, Patricia O'Callaghan, Xin Wang
Mezzo sopranos - Jessica Lloyd, Lynne McMurtry, Jean Stilwell, Theresa Tova
Tenors - Keith Klassen, James McLennan
Baritones - Alexander Dobson, Calvin Powell
Coaches/Pianists - Christopher Foley, Jennifer Tung