Tap This–a queerated opera series
In partnership with Pride Toronto
June 7, 8, 9, 2018
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.
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
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.
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.