Art Song Collaborative Project presents Cries of the Earth, featuring art songs and mini-operas by 14 Canadian and international composers.
Performance locations and times TBC (there will be 3 performances, in London, Kitchener and Toronto)
Alex Eddington wrote the libretto and music for a mini-opera, Albatross Smorgasbord.
Inspired by Chris Jordan’s photographs of plastic-filled baby albatross carcasses on Midway Island, and his beautiful documentary film Albatross, Albatross Smorgasbord is a tragicomic 10-minute chamber opera about two young Laysan albatrosses preparing for their first flight out to the ocean, but facing an almost insurmountable hurdle.
Alondra Vega-Zalvidar, soprano
Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor, soprano
Megan Cheng, violin
Joel Tangjerd, cello
Evan Bowen, percussion