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Albatross Smorgasbord - mini-opera (world premiere)


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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



FEATURING

Alondra Vega-Zalvidar, soprano

Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor, soprano

Megan Cheng, violin

Joel Tangjerd, cello

Evan Bowen, percussion