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Concert review: Etiquette, Regina and Heather marks major milestone for Essential Opera

Concert review: Etiquette, Regina and Heather marks major milestone for Essential Opera

April 7, 2014
National

"At the Heliconian Hall on Saturday night, there was a great buzz as a full house gathered for Essential Opera’s production of three original operatic works, Etiquette/Regina/Heather, written by Monica Pearce, Elisha Denburg and Chris Thornborrow, all of whom are prolific young composers.

Co-founded in 2011 by founders Erin Bardua and Maureen Batt, Essential Opera has a mandate to produce opera at its essence, by boiling down the operatic experience to great singing, engaging stories, and bringing to live characters and their relationships with each other.

This was the first time that Essential Opera presented contemporary works, and one of the rare occasions where additional instrumentals were included into the musical mix, thanks in part to a hugely successful indiegogo campaign..."

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