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New Works Development

Help Soundstreams bring innovative new works to life!

Journey
The Journey – Bud Roach, Xin Wang with Kurokos. Photo by Cylla Von Tiedemann.

We are currently at 80% of our $30,000 goal in support of new work development. We are just $6,000 away! Help us reach our goal before August 31 and your donation will make double the impact!*

*Thanks to a generous donor, all donations made before August 31 will be matched.

Three Major Works in Progress

Musik für das Ende

Currently in development, the North American premiere of late Québec icon Claude Vivier’s Musik für das Ende (Musique de la Fin), innovatively staged for Toronto audiences. Directed by Chris Abraham and musical Director David Fallis, this theatrical experience will showcase a diverse cast and mark Canada’s 150th birthday celebration. Watch the video above to learn more.

As a composer, Vivier had the purity of a child and as a man, he played with fire. – Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), on performing Vivier

Hear more about this exciting work and ground-breaking production in our trailer:

Gállábártnit

Set to premiere in our 18/19 season, this is the first staged Sami-language opera and the companion piece to our successful Cree opera, Pimooteewin. Michael Greyeyes has returned to direct:

 The Journey is a two-part international project that’s been nearly 10 years in the making. Pimooteewin was the first Cree language opera and Gállábártnit…It’s an examination of how we live, what are the consequences of love and sacrifice – Michal Greyes (director), watch the full interview in the video below:

Laporte

A new opera inspired by the events leading up to the kidnapping and assassination of Québec Vice Premier Pierre Laporte by the Front de Liberation du Québec (FLQ) during the October Crisis of 1970. Soon to enter its workshop phase, Laporte examines this watershed moment in Canadian history 50 years later.  Music by André Ristic and libretto by Nicolas Billon.

Meet the creators

Donors are automatically entered to win 1 of 3 exclusive outings with the people behind these exciting new projects!

  1. Director’s dinner – with Chris Abraham (Musik für das Ende) or Michael Greyeyes (Gallabartnit).
  2. Librettist lunch – with Nicolas Billon (LaPorte).
  3. Creator’s coffee – with Andre Ristic (LaPorte).

With your support we can reach our goal! Donations can be made via Soundstreams.ca or by calling 416-504-1282. You’ll receive a tax receipt right away.

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