Art Song Collaborative Project presents Cries of the Earth, featuring art songs and mini-operas by 13 Canadian and international composers.
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.
There are 3 performances, in 2 different locations:
ARRAY SPACE (155 Walnut St., Toronto)
Friday, July 16 - 8:00pm AND Saturday, July 17 - 2:00pm
RICHMOND HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (10066 Yonge St., Richmond Hill)
Sunday, July 18 - 2:00pm
Alondra Vega-Zalvidar, soprano
Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor, soprano
Megan Cheng, violin
Joel Tangjerd, cello
Evan Bowen, percussion