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La Scena Musicale: News

February 13, 2015
National

"...Canadian composer Ana Sokolović and Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard have been commissioned to create a new opera for the Canadian Opera Company’s mainstage. La Reine-Garçon, based on Bouchard’s play of the same name, is inspired by Queen Christina of Sweden, who ruled the country in the 17th century before abdicating her throne at the age of 27. Sokolović, the Serbian-born, Montreal-basedcomposer, has previously written three chamber operas for Toronto’s Queen of Puddings Music Theatre. This will be Michel Marc Bouchard’s second libretto, to follow his Les Feluettes (Lilies), which will be produced by l’Opéra de Montréal in 2016. La Reine-Garçon is scheduled to have its world premiere in the COC’s 2019/20 season. The COC has also announced that it will present the world premiere of Pyramus and Thisbe, by composer and librettist Barbara Monk Feldman, in its 2015/16 season..."

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