This past year I’ve had the pleasure of working with City Opera Vancouver on The Lost Operas of Mozart. I wrote a script tying together Mozart’s unfinished operas. The show opens October 25th, 2016, at Christ Church Cathedral (8pm).
“In his early twenties, Mozart started three operas he never completed. Two are Italian comedies, and the third is a German Romance. Each is a tantalizing hint of what might have been. Each is the voice of Mozart himself. City Opera Vancouver offers an event premiere: three forgotten operas in one evening of wonderful theatre, delightful music, and original exploration. This re-construction will be a Canadian first. In two acts and two hours, The Lost Operas of Mozart will delight, inform and enchant. Stage direction and production concept by Alan Corbishley, original script by Maria Reva, and set in our own time at the Gates of Limbo.”
Oct 27,28 and 29, 2016 at 8pm
Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver
Tickets: $48/$24, general admission, available at the door or online.
Robyn Driedger-Klassen, soprano
Elaina Moreau, soprano
Rose-Ellen Nichols, mezzo
Frédérik Robert, tenor
Samuel Chan, bari-tenor
Alan MacDonald, baritone
Michael MacKinnon, bass
Bramwell Tovey, impresario
Janet Lea, Nora Kelly, co-producers
Alan Corbishley, stage director
Charles Barber, music director and conductor
Maria Reva, original script
Ines Ortner, costume design
John Webber, lighting design
Jayson McLean, production manager
North Shore News interviewed me about the script here.
Photo: Rose-Ellen Nichols, Bramwell Tovey and Elaina Moreau in The Lost Operas of Mozart. Photographer: Emily Cooper.