• 2019

    TAP:EX Augmented Opera world premiere opera, co-created by Debi Wong, Benton Roark, and Michael Hidetoshi Mori with music by Benton Roark.

  • 2019

    Shanawdithit world premiere opera written by Yvette Nolan, music by Dean Burry, co-produced with Opera on the Avalon. Premiered in Toronto at Imperial Oil Opera Theatre.

  • 2019

    Hook Up world premiere opera written by Julie Teppermen, music by Chris Thornborrow, co-presented by Theatre Passe Muraille. Premiered in Toronto at Theatre Passe Muraille.

    Dora Award Nomination: Outstanding New Opera

  • 2018

    The Overcoat world premiere opera written by Morris Panych, music by James Rolfe, co-commissioned with Vancouver Opera, co-production with Vancouver Opera and Canadian Stage. Premiered in Toronto at Bluma Appel Theatre.

    Dora Award Winner: Outstanding Lighting Design – Alan Brodie, Outstanding Scenic Design – Ken MacDonald, Outstanding Male Performance – Geoffrey Sirett

  • 2018

    Bandits in the Valley world premiere opera written by Julie Teppermen, music by Benton Roark.  Premiered in Toronto at Todmorden Mills.

    Dora Award nomination: Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble.

  • 2018

    TAP:EX Tables Turned world premiere opera with music by Nicole Lizée. Premiered in Toronto at the Ernest Balmer Studio.

  • 2017

    Oksana G. world premiere opera written by Colleen Murphy, music by by Aaron Gervais. Premiered in Toronto at Imperial Oil Opera Theatre.

    Dora Award nominations: Outstanding Musical Direction, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Costume Design, Outstanding New Opera, Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble, Outstanding Female Performance,  Outstanding Production.

  • 2016

    Jaime Martino joins Tapestry as Executive Director.

  • 2016

    Rocking Horse Winner written by Anna Chatterton, music by Gareth Williams, Co-commission with Scottish Opera.

  • 2016

    TAP:EX Forbidden written by Donna-Michelle St. Benard, music by Afarin Monsouri, premiered in Toronto at Ernest Balmer Studio.

  • 2016

    The Devil Inside written by Louise Welsh / Music by Stuart MacRae a co-commission & co-production by Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales.

  • 2016

    Naomi’s Road written by Ann Hodges, music by Ramona Luengen, premiered in Toronto at St. David’s Anglican Church.

  • 2015

    M’dea Undone written by Marjorie Chan, music by John Harris, co-commission with Scottish Opera, premiered in Toronto at Evergreen Brickworks.

  • 2015

    Establishment of Tapestry Explorations aka TAP:EX, a successful series that radically redefines the future of opera through unconventional collaborations (DJs, physical theatre, punk bands)

  • 2015

    TAP:EX Metalurgy – Created and conceived by Ivan Barbotin, David James Brock, Jonah Falco, Mike Haliechuk, Michael Hidetoshi Mori; world premiere in Toronto at Ernest Balmer Studio

  • 2014

    Shelter – written by Julie Salverson, music by Juliet Palmer, co-production with Edmonton Opera, world premiere in Edmonton 2012, Toronto premiere at Berkeley Street Theatre 2014.

  • 2014

    TAP:EX Revolutions created and conceived by Michael Hidetoshi Mori, premiered in Toronto at Ernest Balmer Studio.

  • 2014

    Michael Hidetoshi Mori joins Tapestry as Artistic and General Director

  • 2013

    *Establishment of Indie Opera T.O., a service association for small to medium-sized independent opera producers in Toronto (*established under Artistic Director Michael Mori with explicit support from Tapestry)

  • 2011

    Pub Operas – by David Brock and Gareth Williams Toronto, Glasgow Dark Star Requiem – by Jill Battson and Andrew Staniland 2010 Co-production with Luminato, featuring Gryphon Trio and the Elmer Iseler Singers, Toronto

  • 2009

    The Shadow – by Alex Poch-Goldin and Omar Daniel

  • 2009

    Get Stuffed – by Alexis Diamond and Richard Payne Developed with the Canadian Diabetes Association and Words in Motion; Première with the Minister of Health Promotion, Ontario tour 2009-2010, French version 2013

  • 2008

    The Perfect Match – by Krista Dalby and Anthony Young Bravo!FACT, international festival circuit- nominated Best Experimental Film (Miami), broadcast première on Bravo! Television

  • 2008

    Sanctuary Song – by Marjorie Chan and Abigail Richardson Co-production with Theatre Direct; World Première for Luminato, Toronto- Dora Award

  • 2007

    Elijah’s Kite – by James Rolfe and Camyar Chai The Manhattan School of Music, New York, Rideau Hall, school tour

  • 2005

    Constantinople – by Christos Hatzis 2005 Toronto Premiere at the Premiere Dance Theatre, Harbourfront, in partnership with the Gryphon Trio, Music Toronto, the Banff Centre and Ex Machina; National Tours, Covent Garden

  • 2003

    Facing South – by Don Hannah and Linda Catlin Smith World Première at The Factory, Cherry Beach Sound, du Maurier World Stage Festival

  • 2003

    Tapestry moves into its current office in the Distillery, which includes an attached multi-purpose space, The Ernest Balmer Studio.

  • 2001

    Iron Road – written by Mark Brownell, music by Chan Ka Nin, world premiere in Toronto at the Elgin Theatre, Dora Mavor Moore Award winner for Outstanding New Musical.

  • 2001

    Establishment of the Opera Briefs (a.k.a Tapestry Briefs) – an annual production of the best scenes emerging from our LIBLAB.

  • 1998

    Elsewhereless written by Atom Egoyan, music by Rodney Sharman, world premiere in Toronto at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre for du Maurier World Stage Festival in co-production with Vancouver New Music Society, toured to Ottawa and Vancouver.

  • 1996

    Still The Night written by Theresa Tova, music by John Alcorn, co-production with Theatre Passe Muraille, world premiere in Toronto- Winner at Theatre Passe Muraille, winner of of 4 Dora Mavor Moore Awards including Best Production and Best New Musical, toured to Montreal, Calgary, Winnipeg.

  • 1993

    Nigredo Hotel written by Ann-Marie MacDonald, music by Nic Gotham, co-production with Tarragon Theatre, world premiere in Toronto at Tarragon Theatre, winner Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Musical and Outstanding Lighting Design, toured to Vancouver and Victoria.

  • 1999

    Tapestry takes over the sole leadership, funding, and administration of the Composer-Librettist Laboratory, LIBLAB

  • 1995

    Establishment of the Composer-Librettist Laboratory, LIBLAB – Canada’s flagship opera creation program – in partnership with the Canadian Opera Company

  • 1990

    Claire Hopkinson joins the company as General Manager and Producer.

  • 1985

    Company transforms into Tapestry Music Theatre with a mandate to develop and produce Canadian music theatre.

  • 1979

    Tapestry Singers incorporates as an Ontario Charitable Organization, an ensemble dedicated to vocal performance created by eight professional singers with Wayne Strongman as Artistic Director.

  • 1991

    After four years in development, Tapestry presents Nigredo Hotel, a chamber opera by Nic Gotham and Ann-Marie MacDonald co-produced with Tarragon Theatre.

  • 2001

    World Premiere of Iron Road at the Elgin Theatre – Tapestry’s largest production to date. A grand opera composed by a Chinese-Canadian composer and focused on the Chinese-Canadian experience premieres to an audience of 10,000.