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Canadian Opera Company Presents the World Premiere of PYRAMUS AND THISBE; Plus Rare Opera Classics!

Canadian Opera Company Presents the World Premiere of PYRAMUS AND THISBE; Plus Rare Opera Classics!

August 19, 2015
National

"...Toronto - The world premiere of a new Canadian opera awaits Canadian Opera Company audiences this fall at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. In a new company production, the COC proudly presents Barbara Monk Feldman's first opera, Pyramus and Thisbe (2010), performed with two early Baroque opera classics, Claudio Monteverdi'sLamento d'Arianna (1608) and Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda(1624). Pyramus and Thisbe runs for seven performances on October 20, 23, 25, 28,November 5, 7 (two performances), 2015.

The COC's production brings together operas composed 400 years apart, while illustrating the beauty of the human voice and the magic of musical storytelling over the passage of time. "What we're offering our audience is an opportunity to explore the evolution of opera, from its earliest beginnings with the Monteverdi pieces, which the COC has never performed before, to the sounds of the art form in the 21st century," says COC General Director Alexander Neef. "We're very proud that the COC is the first to perform Barbara's opera. In Pyramus and Thisbe, I think people will feel similarities to operas that have come before, in terms of the mythology of the story and the musical vocabulary, but at the same time recognize the delicacy of what Barbara has created and its utter originality..."

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Related Composers: Barbara Monk Feldman

Related Compositions: Pyramus and Thisbe