A combination of stunning music and spectacle with meaningfully provocative stories mark the most successful operas in history. Be it La Boheme, Wozzeck, or Marriage of Figaro, they all directly engaged with the heart and time of the culture where they premiered.
For our 39th season, Tapestry continues this tradition with world premieres tapping into the stories and conversations at the forefront of our Canadian experience. Canada is undoubtedly in a time of questioning the status quo. In response, we explore consent and #Metoo within a contemporary coming of age story in February with Hook Up. In May, we help reveal the truth behind Canada’s flawed recorded history of indigenous peoples in the haunting story of Shanawdithit.
Through last season’s partnerships with Vancouver Opera and Canadian Stage and this season’s new partnerships with Theatre Passe Muraille and Opera on the Avalon, we are excited to be a creative driver for opera in Canada, reaching a new and growing audience.
This is just the beginning of a flourishing of truly Canadian opera! Come join us this season to be the first to experience these bold and beautiful works.
Michael Hidetoshi Mori, Artistic Director