Available online until Friday, May 27
This multi-disciplinary presentation in collaboration with Against the Grain Theatre invites us to reckon with the impact of COVID-19 and devastating losses—and heal together through the power of Mozart’s astonishingly moving Requiem.
Incorporating interviews with the artists, who have each faced deeply personal journeys of grief and healing, this interpretation conceived by Joel Ivany and Johannes Debus connects individual stories of loss and resilience to the sonic world of Mozart’s heartbreakingly beautiful piece. The result charts a passage out of some of our collective darkest days towards a new hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Featuring artists from the COC Ensemble Studio training program, as well as Kwagiulth and Stó:lo First Nations mezzo-soprano Marion Newman, this Requiem is a showcase of the next generation of voices in opera.
Cast & Creative Team
Midori Marsh, soprano
Marion Newman, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Haji, tenor
Vartan Gabrielian, bass
Conductor: Johannes Debus
Director: Joel Ivany
Director of Photography: Taylor Long
Associate Director: Andrew Adridge
Lighting Director: Daniele Guevara
Price Family Chorus Master: Sandra Horst
Production Associate: Renee Fajardo
Assistant Conductor: Derek Bate
Stage Manager: Stephanie Marrs
With the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus