Tapestry Opera Announces 2022-23 Season

By David Salazar

Tapestry Opera has revealed its plans for the 2022-23 season.

The season opens with “Tapestry Briefs: Les Shorts qui chanting” as led by director Tim Albery. The showcase features bilingual sketches, shorts, and scenes created by Canadian composers and librettists. The showcase will take place at the Alliance de Francaise de Toronto’s Spadina Theatre.

Performances Dates: Oct. 27 – 30, 2022

Next up is “Songbook XII” which will showcase up-and-coming singers and pianists.

Performances Dates: Feb. 10 – 11, 2023

Next up is the world premiere of “Of the Sea” by Ian Cusson and Kanika Ambroise.

The opera tells the story of a father Maduka who will do anything to save his daughter Binyelum. The work will be presented in co-production with Obsidian Theatre and in partnership with TO Live. Philip Akin directs.

Performances Dates: March 25 – April 1, 2023

Next up is Chan Ka Nin and Mark Brownell’s “Dragon’s Tale,” which will be presented in co-production with Soundstreams and in partnership with the Luminato Festival Toronto and Harbourfront Centre. The opera explores the dynamics between first generation and second generation immigrants with Canadian woman Xiao Lian at the center of the story as she struggles with her traditionalist father’s declining health. Suddenly her work changes into pre-empire China and the story follows poet Qu Yuan, who looks like Xiao Lian’s father.

Performances Dates: June 15-19, 2023

Made-for-video short feature adaptations from the company’s 2021-22 season world premiere.