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THE SCOOP | Tapestry Opera Announces Casting For “The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring”

By Michael Vincent on January 23, 2018

Tapestry Opera announces Baritone Geoffrey Sirett will be cast in The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring. (Photo courtesy Tapestry Opera)
Tapestry Opera announces Baritone Geoffrey Sirett will be cast in The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring. (Photo courtesy Tapestry Opera)

Just two months away from the Toronto debut of Nikolai Gogol’s The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring, Tapestry Opera has announced the casting for the much anticipated operatic comic-tragedy.

Baritone Geoffrey Sirett will play the lead role donning the famous coat. Asitha Tennekoon, whom readers might recall from Tapestry’s Rocking Horse Winner, will sing the Manager. Toronto mainstay Peter McGillivray will play Head of Department. Other casting includes Andrea Ludwig (Landlady), Meher Pavri (Secretary), Keith Klassen (Mokiya) Aaron Durand (Sossiya), and Giles Tomkins (Khodozat). The Mad Chorus will be played by Erica Iris, Caitlin Wood and Magali Simard-Galdés.

The premiere takes place this March 29 at the Bluma Appel Theatre in Toronto, followed by the Vancouver premiere on April 28 at the Vancouver Playhouse as part of the Vancouver Opera Festival.

To read more about The Overcoat, see here.

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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