PYRAMUS AND THISBE
with IL COMBATTIMENTO DI TANCREDI E CLORINDA and LAMENTO D'ARIANNA
Barbara Monk Feldman/Claudio Monteverdi
OCTOBER 20 TO NOVEMBER 7*, 2015

Running Time: one hour, 20 minutes with no intermission.
On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.

Sung in Italian, English, Latin and German with English SURTITLES™.


Bold new Canadian meets early Baroque classic.

Opera’s beginnings merge with a Canadian world premiere. Monteverdi’s exquisite, early Baroque gems are drawn from classical tales while Canadian composer Barbara Monk Feldman was inspired by the beauty, light, and colour of her native Gaspé Peninsula to create Pyramus and Thisbe (2010), a timeless story of star-crossed lovers.

Composed 400 years apart, the pieces illustrate the beauty of the human voice and the magic of musical storytelling. Our own Johannes Debus conducts.

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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAMS

Thisbe/Arianna/Clorinda   Krisztina Szabó
Pyramus/Tancredi   Phillip Addis
Testo     Owen McCausland
     
Conductor:     Johannes Debus
Director:   Christopher Alden
Set Designer:     Paul Steinberg
Costume Designer:   Terese Wadden
Lighting Designer:    JAX Messenger

With the COC Orchestra and Chorus

New COC Production - Canadian World Premiere 


Phillip Addis as Tancredi and Krisztina Szabó as Clorinda in the Canadian Opera Company’s world premiere production of Pyramus and Thisbe (with Lamento d’Arianna and Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda), 2015. Photo: Michael Cooper 

 

  PERFORMANCES

  • 10/20/2015 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 10/23/2015 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 10/25/2015 at 2 p.m.
  • 10/28/2015 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 11/05/2015 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 11/07/2015 at 4:30 p.m.*
  • 11/07/2015 at 8 p.m.*

  *Two performances on Nov. 7, 2015

Generously underwritten in part by

Mark and Gail Appel

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