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Pyramus and Thisbe ready to make Canadian Opera Company history

Pyramus and Thisbe ready to make Canadian Opera Company history

October 20, 2015
National

"An opera rehearsal is about to begin. On stage at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre, an enormous wall is painted to look like a Mark Rothko canvas, swaths of colours intersecting with one another. About 20 rows into the hall, a large table sits over the seats, where director Christopher Alden, his assistant director, his stage manager, his choreographer and several others wait, in quiet anticipation. Conductor Johannes Debus is in the pit, with the COC Orchestra busily tuning up. Canadian Opera Company general-director Alexander Neef has interrupted his Saturday evening to be in the hall. Also there, sitting alone, is Canadian composer Barbara Monk Feldman. It is her opera that’s being staged..."

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Related Composers: Barbara Monk Feldman