Ten years in the making and featuring a cast of 56 that sings in four languages, the ambitious opera Oksana G. makes its world premiere. Starring the Ukrainian-Canadian soprano Natalya Gennadi, [...]
It's a story that is current, and likely closer to home than many Canadian audiences may realize. For Gennadi, Oksana G. is "Canadian, and it's Ukrainian. It's human." "It's a great piece of opera."
Canadian opera lovers, especially those of Ukrainian background, are about to get treated to something truly special: a new opera based on a real contemporary issue. Moreover, the opera’s first [...]
It’s hard to imagine a role more tailor-made for Natalya Gennadi, a lyric soprano who immigrated to Canada from Ukraine eleven years ago, than Oksana G. The opera is sung in various languages – [...]
It’s a very ambitious role for me and the music can be challenging. Usually I prefer the role to settle in before I start rehearsals, but the Tapestry team has been so helpful and supportive – [...]
Since Oksana G. will be the largest production Tapestry has presented since Chan Ka Nin’s Iron Road in 2001, I spoke with Tapestry Opera artistic director Michael Mori in April about how the work [...]
Tapestry Songbook VII is Tapestry Opera’s annual showcase of scenes from past productions, performed by emerging artists. It’s always an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to new opera for [...]