Sunday, June 15, 730 PM, The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener ON
TRIPLE BILL: ESSENTIAL OPERA
Combo ticket coming soon.
Three new one-act operas will be performed by Essential Opera, an ambitious up-and-coming company.
Etiquette - Composed by Monica Pearce; Libretto by John Terauds
Pitting politeness and perfection against the harsher facts of life. Etiquette is a character study of Emily Post, seen through the eyes of the acerbic, modern Dorothy Parker and supported by the traditional strength of Lady Nancy Astor.
Regina - Composed by Elisha Denburg; Libretto by Maya Rabinovitch
Traces the relatively recent discovery of the story of Regina Jonas, the first woman to be ordained a rabbi – in 1935 Berlin. Regina's beautiful score takes place in two timelines - one as Regina seeks her life's goal of ordination and helping others, then is taken away to a concentration camp, and one as student Anna unearths Regina's records in a quest for redemption.
Heather (CINDY + MINDY = BFs 4EVER) - Composed by Christopher Thornborrow; Libretto by Julie Tepperman
A hard-hitting introduction to the vicious reality of online bullying between girls and young women. CINDY + MINDY is a "before" snapshot, shining a light on the casually callous attitudes that lead to cruelty. WARNING: Strong language.
Music director: Cheryl Duvall
Conductor: David Passmore
Clarinet: Anthony Thompson
Accordion: Branko Dzinovic
Violin: Ilana Waniuk
Erin Bardua, soprano
Maureen Batt, soprano
Julia Morgan, mezzo
Keith O’Brien, baritone
Jesse Clark, baritone