50 Erb St W
Waterloo, ON N2L 1T1
Vera Causa Opera (VCO) will be hosting their second annual Canadian Opera Festival coming to Cambridge, Guelph and Waterloo. A contest was held for local students to create the plot of an opera. Once selected, the students collaborated with VCO to turn these initial ideas into full stories with music: short operas. Five winners were chosen.
They are: The Shoemaker’s Orphans – Words by Kyri and Rivi Friedman, Music by Emma Verdonk; La jugement – Words by Ms. Lemieux and Music by Dylan Langan; Refracted – Words by Ms. Lilley and Music by Emma Verdonk; Étrange et belle – Words by Ms. McCorkindale & Vanessa Kerr and Music by Dylan Langan; The Village Girl – Plot by Ms. Bissada, Words and Music by Dylan Langan
The operas will feature performances by Autumn Wascher (Soprano), Michaela Chiste (Soprano), and Jorge Trabanco (Baritone).