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Bramwell Tovey opera The Inventor a product of inspiration and sweat (Updated)

Bramwell Tovey opera The Inventor a product of inspiration and sweat (Updated)

June 8, 2012
Ontario

Creating score posed major creative ­— and physical — challenges for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s maestro

"Even a generation ago, a suggestion that new operas might become a regular part of our musical diet would have seemed absurd. Yet the grand finale of this Vancouver Symphony Orchestra season is a full opera-in-concert version of VSO music director Bramwell Tovey’s 2011 The Inventor, Saturday and Monday at the Orpheum.

New opera of many varieties is in fact doing very well indeed in the Canadian West. There’s a sort of grand symmetry to the fact that our maestro had his work premiered by Calgary Opera in the same season that Alberta-born (though University of B.C.-trained) composer John Estacio’s Lillian Alling was produced by Vancouver Opera..."

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Related Composers: Bramwell Tovey, John Estacio