Header - Services

Original opera sheds new light on Shanawdithit, the last Beothuk

Original opera sheds new light on Shanawdithit, the last Beothuk

August 7, 2018
National

Newfoundland-born composer looks to Indigenous artists and Shanawdithit's sketches for inspiration

"You could say that when it comes to composing music, Dean Burry likes to take his time. Work on his latest opera, based on the life of Shanawdithit, began 23 years ago while he was in university.

Burry has composed numerous scores since then — including The Brothers Grimm for the Canadian Opera Company, widely believed to be the most performed Canadian opera ever..."

www.cbc.ca

Related Composers: Dean Burry