the annual Composer-Librettist at Tapestry New Opera, where 4 composers and 4 librettists collaborate with each other and create 16 opera scenes over the course of 10 days.
This weekend is your chance to see 10 of those scenes in Opera Briefs 10 at the Distillery District's Ernest Balmer Studio in Toronto. James Bourne and I are co-music directors and will be at the piano for 5 scenes each. Friday and Saturday's shows begin at 8pm.
On Friday evening I will also be moderating a round table discussion with some of the creators. Join us at 6:45pm as we talk about the issues that go into creating an opera in 2010.
The two remaining shows will almost certainly sell out. When I left the studio last night, I overheard that there are only a handful of seats left for the two remaining shows. However, I have 2 tickets for the Saturday night Opera Briefs performance for 2 lucky Collaborative Piano Blog readers.
Here's how you can win them:
Send an email to collaborative piano [at] gmail dot com with Opera Briefs 10 in the title. The first person to email me gets the tickets for the performance of September 25.
Update: Congratulations go to Amie for winning the pair of tickets. Look for more ticket promotions in the coming weeks and months...
Good luck and I look forward to seeing you at Opera Briefs 10!