That is about to change...
On December 13 at the Duke of York pub in Toronto's Annex, Tapestry New Opera Works will be presenting its first Composer-Librettist Speed Dating Event.
Basically a facilitated point of entry event for writers and composers who are eager to get the ball rolling on an operatic project, here's how it will work:
We have long referred to the special collaboration between a writer composer team as resembling a courtship. The first step in creating new relationships is the opportunity to meet new people. Using the structure of a speed dating Creative Artists in Workshop/networking event, this evening will be an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to a variety of writers or composers who are interested in the creation of new opera projects.At the exploratory session for this program that Tapestry held in September, there was a lot of interest. Therefore, you're going to need to register well ahead of time to ensure that you get a spot. To sign up for event, call Amber Ebert at 416.537.6066 x224 or email her at ambere [at] tapestrynewopera dot com.
Come with an idea or project in mind or come with an openness to learn about new potential collaborations.