More free opera performances for vulnerable Toronto communities
Tapestry Opera announces a third year of Box Concerts! This summer they’re delivering over 60 free outdoor performances to staff and residents of Toronto long-term care homes, and over 30 to Toronto residential neighbourhoods.
First delivered in 2020 in response to the pandemic, the program’s travelling trailer unpacks to reveal a charming stage. It has visited over 125 residences and performed to thousands of Torontonians in a bid to raise spirits and spark joy. All of Tapestry Opera’s community performances for care homes have been free of charge.
This year, Tapestry is announcing a roster of some of the most talented Ontario-based opera artists* alternating as soloists. They include: baritone Korin Thomas-Smith (S.O.S. Sketch Opera Singers, Tapestry Opera), soprano Natalya Gennadi (Oksana G, Tapestry Opera), soprano Meher Pavri (The Overcoat, Tapestry Opera & Canadian Stage, Sāvitri, Against the Grain Theatre), soprano Midori Marsh (Rocking Horse Winner, Tapestry Opera, The Magic Flute, Canadian Opera Company), and soprano Charlotte Siegel (The Magic Flute, Canadian Opera Company).
Tapestry Opera’s Artistic and General Director Michael Hidetoshi Mori said: “Box Concerts have brought magic to Toronto communities these last couple of years. We’re so delighted to be back on the road for the third year running. For 2022, we’re working with a roster of extremely talented Canadian singers who are passionate about opera’s power to delight and surprise audiences. Last year it was a thrill to watch audiences of all ages applauding together. We can’t wait to share more uplifting music with communities around the city – it’s going to be a special summer!”
Box Concerts runs from July to September 2022. Private performances are also available, bookable on weekends.
*subject to change and availability