Glimpses - June 14th, 2016
A glimpse at the life of a woman in three stages of her life, as symbolized by “The Bells” by Edgar Suski.
The struggles of childhood visiting a demented grandfather, dealing with voices in her head and not fitting in, and later finding the strength and joy to continue as she becomes a woman.
Finding peace and love. Becoming a mother and creating a family with the husband she loves, and losing it all in one tragic moment.
The last phase finds her lost within herself fighting demons and the loneliness of her loss. Until one day she hear the words: “Despite all your sad ways, beauty remains.” She ponders upon her life, past present and future, and finds herself in a dreamlike stage. “Is all that we see, or seem, but a dream within a dream?”
A glimpse at the soul of the poets who created the words.
A glimpse at the soul of composers who made the poems sing.
A glimpse at the soul of the musicians who made the pieces come alive.
Alondra Vega-Zaldivar (soprano)
Edgar Suski (piano)
Joel Tangjerd (cello)
George Harris (flute)
Will Ford (tenor)
The Bells by Edgar Suski
Canadian composer and pianist Edgar Suski brings excerpts of the poem The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe
Horizons by Matthew Tozer
Canadian composer Matthew Tozer brings "Horizons" based on poetry by Anna Ling Kaye
A Haunted Tableau by Alondra Vega-Zaldivar
When a lonely ghost and a sad girl have a conversation, they realized both feel invisible and yearn to have someone to talk to. Longing to not feel like a ghost after all.
Start Over Again by Shane Maxwell Beck
Canadian composer Shane Maxwell Beck brought us a piece designed so that the words and harmonies are not nomenclature. It is complex in its simplicity and simple in its complexity.
Images by Joseph Glasser
Canadian composer Joseph Glasser brought us "Images." Joseph is currently working on a one-act opera for FAWN
Altitude by Mavis MacNeil
American composer Mavis MacNeil based her piece on the beautiful poem by Lola Ridge
Themes from Parenthood by Ivana Jokic
Canadian composer Ivana Jokic dedicates Theme from Parenthood to her parents, collecting from her friends and family who are parents
La Juventud Desesperada by Malina Rauschenfels
American Composer Malina Rauschenfels brought us La Juventud Desesperada - The Desperate Youth, a heart wrenching piece about children forced into drug cartels and sex trafficking in Latin America
Transfigurations by Aaron Joseph Lee
Canadian composer Aaron Lee brought us a piece with text from Johann Weyer’s “De praestigiis daemonum”
Blossoms by Liam Elliot
Canadian composer Liam Elliot brought us Blossoms, a poem by Harry Thurston
A Dream Within a Dream by Kit Soden
Canadian composer Kit Soden sets the poem A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe
01 Feb 2019
UP COMING PRODUCTION _
Cries of the Earth is our newest International Opera in the works. We have 15 composers from all around the world and 6 North American Performers.
01 Feb 2019
Stay tuned for our Summer date announcement and venues. Expect us back in London and Toronto, ON.