Many readers have expressed confusion at the meaning of the takeout-container-shaped ad on the sidebar that's been running for the last few weeks. Yes, it's once again time for this year's version of Tapestry New Opera Works' Opera To Go, which opens on March 26 and runs through the 29th at the EnWave Theatre.
Why go to one contemporary opera when you can catch four of them in one night? Here are the four operas on the program:
The Virgin Charlie by librettist Taylor Graham and composer William Rowson - A drag queen has an unexpected encouter and discovers his unique mission.
One Lump or Two by librettist Sandy Pool and composer Glenn James - A Victorian farce with a web of entanglements and some rather unsavory tea.
My Mother's Ring by librettist Marcia Johnson and composer Stephen Taylor - A mental health professional attempts to discover the truth about a young man who insists that his parents have been replaced.
The Perfect Screw by librettist Alexis Diamond and composer Abigail Richardson - Both Henry Ford and a newly single woman must make the difficult decision on whether to use a Robertson or Phillips screwdriver.
Sally Dibblee, soprano
Krisztina Szabo, mezzo soprano
Scott Belluz, countertenor
Keith Klassen, tenor
Peter McGillivray, baritone
Directed by Tom Diamond with Musical Director Wayne Strongman
Christopher Foley, piano
Robert W. Stevenson, clarinet
Rebecca Vanderpost, violin
Amber Ghent, cello
Ryan Scott, percussion
Performances are at the EnWave Theatre, Harbourfront from March 26-28 at 8pm, and March 29 at 3pm. March 26 is Press Opening and Community night, with all seats selling for $20. March 27 is the world premiere, with all seats selling for $99. For ticket info, go to the Harbourfront box office or call (416) 537-6066 ext. 221.
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