Writing good opera is like making good curry- all the regular ingredients need to be balanced out but you also need that little bit of off-the-recipe spice to perfect the creation. Opera, like curry, is easy to ruin as well: over-intellectualize your recipe or be flippant with your ingredients, and you have an entire saucepan of inedible reddish-brown goo that only your most polite dinner guests would entertain.
After some serious recipe-adjusting on my behalf (mostly involving re-measuring portions of dramatic timing), U of T's collaborative opera Footsteps in Campbell House is almost ready to be served at Toronto's historical Campbell House (160 Queen Street W). The opera will be performed 5 times by U of T's Opera Division. Performances are limited to 35 guests, since the opera will take place in different rooms within the beautiful historical house.
Foosteps in Campbell House
Libretto by Michael Albano
Music by Joshua Denenberg, Yu-Ting Lin, Royden Tse and Tyler Versluis
January 30th, 2015, 2:00PM
January 30th, 2015, 8:00PM
January 31st, 2015, 2:00PM
January 31st, 2015, 8:00PM
February 1, 2015, 2:00PM
All performances at Campbell House, 160 Queen Street W (near the Four Seasons Centre, Subway exit: Osgoode Station)
Book in advance to secure spot! Performances limited to 35 people per performance. Call the Campbell House Box Office: #416.597.0227 ext.2
Tyler Versluis is a composer and pianist.