Sunday, August 6th to Sunday, August 13th, 2023
GALA CONCERT – 6 mini operas about Nova Scotia
August 13th, 2023 at 3pm
Saint Andrew’s United Church, 6036 Coberg Road, Halifax
With Joseph Dowell, piano
Donations at the door
GALA CONCERT PROGRAM LINK: OFS2023 Program
Opera From Scratch is a one week long workshop which allows six composers and six singers to develop six 10 minute operas for solo voice and piano. Composers are asked to base their mini-opera on a Nova Scotia theme of cultural or historic significance.
During Opera from Scratch, the six mini-operas are intensively workshopped in consultation with a senior composer/mentor and singing teacher in private daily sessions, as well as a private round table for the composition students. A resident pianist will be available for private rehearsals and masterclasses. Lectures, acting classes, and round tables will be given by a new music singing specialist, dramaturge, and a theatre director.
Photo: Böðvar (Ingi) Hlifarsson Geirfinnsson sings A Tour with Wally Waterfront by Holly Winter