New commission by the Toronto Consort - a music-theatre piece about astronomer Tycho Brahe

Thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario, a long-dreamt-of project with the Toronto Consort is going ahead!

Alex Eddington will be writing both the libretto and music for a theatrical piece about the delirious final moments of the life of Tycho Brahe, the eccentric astronomer. The working title is Tycho Brahe and the Egocentric Model of the Universe.

The piece will be unstaged - more like a musical audio drama than an opera - and will feature Renaissance instrument and vocal specialists (including cimbalom... the story is set around Prague).

Performance dates to be announced, but the plan is for 2020.