CECILIA LIVINGSTON & MONICA PEARCE
SINGING ONLY SOFTLY explores the complex character of Anne Frank, with a libretto inspired by the redacted entries from her famous diary. Concept/development by Alaina Viau and additional support by Ontario Arts Council in partnership with LooseTEA Music Theatre)
LAURENCE JOBIDON & PASCALE ST-ONGE
L’HIVER ATTEND BEAUCOUP DE MOI (Winter asks so much of me) explores life in the beautiful and savage landscape of Northern Quebec. Pregnant Léa attempts to reach a safe house in an oncoming storm, guided by a mysterious stranger Madeleine. The opera speaks to the strength and solidarity between women in the face of unspeakable grief and tragedy. With support by Opéra de Montréal and OdM Atelier Lyrique
MARIA ATALLAH & ALICE ABRACEN
After her best friend dies in a tragic accident, Melanie returns to school locked in a world of her own thoughts and numb to her peers' well wishes. THE CHAIR explores grief and how we choose to move on from those we've lost.
MARGARETA JERIC & NAIMA KRISTEL PHILLIPS
A woman returns to a place where she fell in love. She finds a piano on a heap of rubble. An exploration of the anatomy of a piano, SUITES D'UNE VILLE MORTE (Ghost Town Suites) examines the interplay of loss and connection in a world where everything can change in an instant. Based on the original play by Naima Kristel Phillips.
KENDRA HARDER & MICHELLE TELFORD
BOOK OF FACES is the second collaboration by Harder and Telford - an irreverent, tongue-in-cheek operatic take on the many faces of social media through oratorio form.