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Canadian Opera Company/Against the Grain | Mozart’s Requiem (online)

November 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - May 26, 2022 @ 11:30 pm


This multi-disciplinary presentation in collaboration with Against the Grain Theatre invites us to reckon with the impact of COVID-19—and heal together through the power of Mozart’s astonishingly moving Requiem.

Incorporating interviews with front-line medical workers and community members directly affected by the pandemic, this interpretation conceived by Joel Ivany and Johannes Debus connects individual stories of loss and resilience to the sonic world of Mozart’s heartbreakingly beautiful piece. The result charts a passage out of the darkest days of an unprecedented global event towards a new hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Featuring artists from the COC Ensemble Studio training program, as well as Kwagiulth and Stó:lo First Nations mezzo-soprano Marion Newman, this Requiem is a showcase of the next generation of voices in opera.

Cast & Creative Team

Midori Marsh, soprano
Marion Newman, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Haji, tenor
Vartan Gabrielian, bass

Conductor: Johannes Debus
Director: Joel Ivany
Associate Director: Andrew Adridge
Production Associate: Renee Fajardo
Price Family Chorus Master: Sandra Horst 

With the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus

How to watch

Ludwig Van


November 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
May 26, 2022 @ 11:30 pm
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