On Tuesday, we gathered at Queen's Square Public Library (Idea Exchange) to perform a couple of opera excerpts from new Canadian operas, Padajuća Zvijezda by Julijana Hajdinjak and The Covenant by Dylann Miller. Both operas are part of our inaugural Canadian Opera Fest. The world premiere of the two new operas starts tomorrow in Waterloo and Saturday in Cambridge.
Philip Klaassen as Stelo and Melina García Zambrano as Aurelia perform an excerpt from Padajuća Zvijezda while Dylan Langan conducts.
Allison Walmsley as Cate performs an excerpt from The Covenant as Isaac Page conducts.
Conductors of the operas, Dylan Langan and Isaac Page, smile for a photo after the excerpts.
Composers of the operas, Julijana Hajdinjak (Padajuća Zvijezda) and Dylann Miller (The Covenant) are looking forward to seeing the world premiere of their operas.
The performers and composers pose for a photo following the excerpts.
(from left to right) Autumn Wascher, Chad Quigley, composer Julijana Hajdinjak, Melina García Zambrano, Allison Walmsley, Katerina Utochkina, Domenico Sanfilippo, Philip Klaassen
(bottom) composer Dylann Miller, Sam Rowlandson O'hara