Monday, December 21, 2009

John and John: Artists At Work

Photo by Tim Matheson

Librettist John Murrell and composer John Estacio were featured in last Thursday's Vancouver Sun's Artists at Work, a series of special features examining the creative processes of artists, artisans and creative technicians!

Murrell and Estacio has been hard at work to bring the magic with last week's 10 day workshop of their brand new opera, Lillian Alling. The Canadian opera was commissioned by Vancouver Opera three years ago.

Expectations at the workshop were exceeded as the strong, well prepared singers ran through the material, allowing the creative team to explore and refine the music and direction. Curently, 97% of the opera's music is confirmed.

Lillian Alling will have its world premiere with Vancouver Opera in October 2010. Mark your calendars!