Tapestry Opera is the first of Canada’s opera companies to announce an all-digital upcoming season, making themselves “immune to cancellation” in the midst of the closures related to COVID-19.
Tapestry Opera digital season 2020/21 includes a broadcast premiere of their award-winning Rocking Horse Winner, which was scheduled to run for live audiences in April 2020, as well as monthly concerts presented in partnership with Yamaha Music Canada, to be streamed live from their Distillery District space, the Ernest Balmer Studio in downtown Toronto.
Tapestry also has new operas in development; some are new commissions for online video platforms, and others are slated for recording and broadcasting. And June 17-20, 2021, Tapestry will partner with Soundstreams to present the world premiere of Dragon’s Tale, by composer Ka Nin Chan and librettist Mark Brownell; the performances will be free and at an outdoor venue. More details to come.
Always agile, Tapestry is ready to extend their digital offerings to include a live audience, should safety conditions improve during 2020/21. “It is very important to us to safely employ artists, no matter the restriction level,” says Michael Mori, Tapestry’s General and Artistic Director. “If it becomes safe again for audiences to gather before June 2021, we have the flexibility to add live audiences to our concert series – and even to add a full production to our season!”
Full details about Tapestry Opera’s digital season in 2020/21 are available here.