Friday, August 20, 2010
Wanna know more about Lillian Alling opera?
Our podcasts are now up!
With music recorded at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, General Director James W. Wright talks about the upcoming world premiere, Lillian Alling.
We are very proud to present the world premiere of our new commissioned opera Lillian Alling, by composer John Estacio and librettist John Murrell. This is the largest and most ambitious production in Vancouver Opera’s 50-year history, and I hope you’ll join us for the excitement of seeing and hearing this important new work for the first time.
Lillian Alling is a Canadian opera through-and-through. All of the creative team and all of the singers are Canadian. The story is rooted in Canadian history and local legend, and its themes connect with our experience. Lillian Alling was a woman who left her homeland in search of a new life, just as so many Canadians have done.
The opera is about quest, courage, and adventure. Its music and words are inspired by the broad and wild landscape of this country.
And it wouldn’t be an opera without high emotion and high drama: an intriguing love interest, treachery and danger!
Click here to listen!