Tap This–a queerated opera series

In partnership with Pride Toronto

June 7, 8, 9, 2018
Tickets $25

The Ernest Balmer Studio (9 Trinity Street, #316, Distillery District) / The Great Hall (1087 Queen St W)

Toronto’s acclaimed underground opera company is proud to present four amuse-bouches to satisfy your every queer opera desire!

Cocktales With Maria

Friday June 8, 9pm
Saturday June 9, 9pm

Drag Chanteuse / Contralto Profundo Maria Toilette works with her small motley crew (the Gutter Opera Collective) to present Isaiah Bell’s settings of Cocktales: salacious and tender 1st person re-tellings of early sexual experiences.

Joel Klein as Maria Toilette
Kristina Lemieux as Vadge
Karen Lee-Morlang as The Morekeys de Schade

Composition: Isaiah Bell

Original Costume design: Myles Laphen

Libretto: Verbatim transcripts recorded and chosen as a collaboration among the members of the Gutter Opera Collective and their dearest Queer friends from across Canada.

(Explicit Language)

Joel Klein as Maria Toilette
Joel Klein in character as Maria Toilette

Queers Crash the Opera

Thursday June 7, 7pm
Friday June 8, 7pm

A scintillating selection of queer-themed opera curated by music director David Eliakis.  Features selections from the classics as well as Tapestry original works from the company’s 38-year history.


Teiya Kasahara, soprano
Derek Kwan, tenor
Catherin Carew, mezzo
Alain Coulombe bass
David Eliakis, piano

David Eliakis
David Eliakis

Queer of the Night

June 7, 9pm
June 9, 4pm

Soprano Teiya Kasahara subverts the tropes of women in opera with her trademark butch couture and powerful coloratura in cooperation with collaborative pianist, David Eliakis.

Teiya Kasahara
Teiya Kasahara

Jeremy Dutcher Live at The Great Hall

June 9, 8pm

Promoted in partnership:  Jeremy’s debut record “Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa” is full of reverence for the traditional songs of his home, and teeming with the urgency of modern-day struggles of resistance.

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