Jacqueline – Luna Pearl Woolf Turns Celebrated Cellist’s Story Into an Opera

Credit: Dahlia Katz Composed for only two performers, the first opera written about the life of legendary cellist Jacqueline du Pré received its world premiere this past February in Toronto. Tapestry Opera, the only Canadian company dedicated to the creation, development, and performance of original Canadian operas, presented the first five performances of “Jacqueline” by Luna Pearl Woolf and Pulitzer {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Tapestry Opera, Tamara Wilson Headline 2020 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominees

(Image Source: Canadian Opera Company) The Toronto Alliance for Performing Arts has unveiled the nominees for the 2020 Dora Mavor Moore Awards. For this article, our sole focus will be on nominations related to the opera world. Tapestry Opera led the way with 13 nominations spread over two different projects, including three nominations apiece in the Outstanding Achievement in Design {…}

Canadian Opera Company Leads Dora Awards Nominations

The Dora Award nominations have been announced with the Canadian Opera leading the way. In the Outstanding Production category, the Canadian Opera’s production of “La Bohème,” “Hadrian,” “Otello,” and “Eugene Onegin” are nominated alongside “Kopernikus” for the Against the Grain Theatre. Meanwhile, in the Outstanding Performance by an Individual category,  Angel Blue, Ambur Braid, Gerald Finley, Thomas Hampson, Tamara Wilson, {…}