It is a tribute to the artistry of the performers of Oksana G., the new opera from Toronto’s Tapestry Opera, that the vividness and explicit action of the opera never overwhelms the heart of the [...]
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."
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 – [...]
Oksana G. is the story of Oksana, a young Ukrainian woman lured into the world of sex trafficking by a recruiter who unexpectedly falls in love with her. Oksana escapes to a refugee shelter in [...]