Tapestry Opera at Evergreen Brick WorksInterview
Tapestry Opera is getting ready for the world premiere of M’dea Undone, a new opera by John Harris and Marjorie Chan, in the Holcim Gallery of Evergreen Brick Works. Based on the Greek myth of Jason and Medea, M’dea Undone is a collaboration with Scottish Opera, and features a fantastic cast of Canadians. Mezzo Lauren Segal stars in the title role, opposite Peter Barrett as Jason. James McLean is The President, and soprano Jacqueline Woodley is Dahlia, his beautiful daughter. Tim Albery directs, and rising conductor Jordan de Souza is music director.
I visited Tapestry as the cast was getting a tour of their venue, and Evergreen immediately struck me as a special place. I spoke with Tapestry’s Michael Mori, and Lois Lindsay, Program Director of Community Engagement at Evergreen, about M’dea Undone, and this exciting collaboration of art and community.