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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, this theatrical experience will showcase a diverse cast and mark Canada’s 150th birthday celebration. Watch the video below 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:
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:
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.