Bicycle Opera Project

The Bicycle Opera Project has announced dates and rep for their 2014 Ontario tour which will take seven contemporary Canadian operas to 14 towns and cities across Ontario. The singers are soprano Larissa Koniuk (founder of the Bicycle Opera Project), mezzo Stephanie Tritchew (newest member of Calgary Opera’s young artist program), tenor Christopher Enns  and baritone Geoffrey Sirett. They will be joined by instrumentalists: Wesley Shen (music director/piano), Chelsea Shanoff (saxophone) and Tristan Durie (flute). Liza Balkan will direct.

bicycleoperaWorks to be presented include:

Bianchi: A Five Minute Bicycle Opera
Libretto and music by Tobin Stokes

(What rhymes with) Azimuth?
Libretto by Liza Balkan, music by Ivan Barbotin

A little rain must fall
Libretto by David Yee, music by Chris Thornborrow

L’homme et le ciel (excerpt)
Libretto by Ian Koiter, music by Adam Scime

Airline Icarus (excerpt)
Libretto by Anton Piatigorsky, music by Brian Current

Libretto by Camyar Chai, music by James Rolfe

The Brothers Grimm (excerpt)
Libretto and music by Dean Burry

There are over 20 shows in 14 cities across Ontario.  Dates are as follows:

Kingston – July 4
Sydenham St United Church

Prince Edward County – July 6
Harwood Estates – solar powered winery

Prince Edward County – July 8
Fields on West Lake

Belleville – July 9
Maranatha Church

Westben Festival
Campbellford – July 12
Warkworth – July 13

Hamilton – July 15
Artword Artbar

Bayfield – July 20
Bayfield Town Hall

London – July 22
Centre Space for the Arts

Stratford – July 25/26/27
Stratford Summer Music

Brantford – July 29
Presented by the Brantford Opera Guild

Guelph – July 31
Harcourt Memorial United

Waterloo – August 1
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

Toronto – August 7/8
Toronto Summer Music Festival

August 9
St Andrews by the Lake Church
Toronto Island

August 10
Evergreen Brickworks

Show times and tickets can be found here.

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