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With Work by Living Composer, Canadian Opera Company Embraces the Edges of Its Art

With Work by Living Composer, Canadian Opera Company Embraces the Edges of Its Art

November 2, 2015
National

"TORONTO — What do you get when you pair the work of a living composer with that of one from the 17th century? The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is currently producing Quebec-born composer Barbara Monk Feldman’s 2009 work Pyramus and Thisbe alongside two pieces by 17th-century composer Claudio Monteverdi, Lamento D’Arianna and Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. It’s boldly ambitious in scale, even as it desperately tries to cultivate a poetic intimacy with a melange of stellar singing, daring direction, and artsy design..."

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Related Composers: Barbara Monk Feldman