New Opera 101

Tapestry Opera Intensive and Showcase for Singers and Collaborative Pianists

New Opera 101 is a masterclass intensive and concert showcase for emerging singers and collaborative pianists. Contemporary Canadian repertoire is individually curated for each participant from the Tapestry Songbook, drawing from the rich collection of absurd, tragic, and beautiful operas from Tapestry’s 37-year history. Participants are instructed by contemporary opera leaders:  mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó, tenor Keith Klassen, pianist Stephen Philcox, and stage director and Tapestry Opera Artistic Director Michael Mori.

Following the two-day masterclass-intensive, the program culminates in public performances in concert as part of the Tapestry Songbook, with participants performing alongside Szabo, Philcox, and Klassen.

Program fee: $200
Application fee: FREE or $20 if after early-bird deadline (Dec 19)


Workshops – NEW OPERA 101:
February 20 – 24, 2017 – singers and collaborative pianists

Showcase Performances – SONGBOOK VII:
February 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
February 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
February 24, 2017 at 10:00 p.m.

Applications for this season’s New Opera 101 are now open. The final application deadline is January 16, 2017, and if you apply by December 19, 2016 Tapestry will waive the $20 application fee.


In the Ernest Balmer Studio, 9 Trinity Street, (3rd floor) in the Historic Distillery District


Opera from the heart of here and now