Thursday, September 27, 2007

Only 11 Seats Left For Opera Briefs 7 This Weekend

If you're interested in going to see Tapestry New Opera Works' Opera Briefs 7 at the Ernest Balmer Studio this weekend, there are only 11 tickets left for Saturday's performance--Friday night has already sold out, thanks in part to Jon Terauds' glowing article in today's Toronto Star. However, all is not lost if you are unable to procure a ticket for the OB7 performances at the Balmer studio--Saturday night the three final mini-operas will be performed outside at the Distillery's Pure Spirits stage as part of Nuit Blanche with free admission. As well, several mini-operas will also be performed at 1pm on the CityTV stage at Word on the Street in Queen's Park, again with free admission.

This year's opera scenes for the briefs are a particularly fine bunch, and the composers and writers have been a pleasure to work with. The music co-directors for this weekend's performances are Jennifer Tung and I, and this will be my music directorial debut in Toronto. As well, this will be the official debut of the Tapestry New Work Studio Company, a permanent resident ensemble of singers, pianists, and directors that collaborate on Tapestry's growing count of operas in various states of creation and production.

Hope to see you there!


Opening night was a great success and every seat was filled. The last I heard regarding Saturday's ticket availability was that there might be a handful of extra tickets available for walkups tomorrow evening for those that come early enough.

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