Michael Mori: On Contemporary Opera

Michael Mori: On Contemporary Opera

Jenna Simeonov Michael Ching

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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