Michael Mori: On Contemporary Opera

Michael Mori: On Contemporary Opera

As Artistic Director of Tapestry Opera, Michael Mori is a leading figure in the creation of new Canadian opera. Tapestry Opera just celebrated 35 years of commissioning new works and bringing together composers, librettists, and singers; a quick glance at their upcoming shows make it clear that it's really been 35 years and counting. Among the Artistic Directors of North America's opera companies, it's fair to say that Michael Mori has a unique vantage point on the industry of opera and its future. I ask him about what Tapestry does, and why historical works don't always mean cultural relevance.

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Jenna Douglas

Jenna Douglas

Jenna is the editor and co-creator of Schmopera.com. She's also a pianist, vocal coach, and répétiteur, and working with singers is how she fell in love with opera. Her favourite operas include Peter Grimes, Ariadne auf Naxos, Tristan und Isolde, Written on Skin, and Anna Nicole.

Michael Ching

Michael Ching

Michael’s regular blog is Opera and Beyond. Michael is Music Director of Nickel City Opera in western New York and former Artistic Director of Opera Memphis.

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