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Albatross Smorgasbord - mini-opera (world premiere)


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.

Featuring:

Alondra Vega-Zalvidar, soprano

Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor, soprano

Megan Cheng, violin

Joel Tangjerd, cello

Evan Bowen, percussion