Tapestry Opera Unveils 2023-24 Season

By David Salazar

Tapestry Opera has announced its 2023-24 season.

“As we reflect on 26 productions in the last 10 years, including many incredible artists and works and audiences who have experienced opera for the first time, it is thrilling to open the next chapter by launching a new facility dedicated to fostering new works and artists, not only for Tapestry Opera and our partner Nightwood Theatre but also for the Toronto independent arts community, who are desperate for space to make art,” said Tapestry’s Artistic and General Director Michael Mori in an official press statement.

First up is “Rocking Horse Winner” by Gareth Williams and Anna Chatterton. Michael Hidetoshi Mori directs and Kamna Gupta conducts. The opera was awarded five Dora Mavor Moore Awards in 2016.

“The 2016 production of Rocking Horse Winner marked a dramatic turning point for Tapestry, garnering awards, critical acclaim, new audiences and, as a result, paving the way for the most prolific period in the organization’s 43-year history,” Mori noted. “It was a dark horse, a show no one expected to hit as hard as it did, but the passion and artistry of the artists involved led to its surprising success. For my tenth anniversary of artistic direction, it is consequential to share and celebrate this beautiful and tragic work as we look ahead to the next exciting chapter.”

Performance Dates: Nov. 1 – 12, 2023

Next up is a concert featuring Naomi Woo and Keith Klassen. “Songbook XIII” will feature an all-Canadian program that includes Canadian opera and music theater.

Performance Dates: March 28, 2024

“Le Kitchen Party: An Acadian Celebration of Food and Music” will feature associate artistic director Juliane Gallant hosting a concert that features a mix of traditional and contemporary compositions. Singing and dancing are encouraged.

Performance Dates: May 21, 2024

Pianist Jennifer Tung will perform “IRON CHEF d’orchestre” alongside a number of guest performers. The event will feature a food and new-creations with audience participation encouraged.

Performance Dates: May 22, 2024