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Margaret Atwood writes her first opera about the tragic life of Canadian heroine Pauline Johnson

Margaret Atwood writes her first opera about the tragic life of Canadian heroine Pauline Johnson

juillet 31, 2013
National

"...The work was initially written for the Canadian Opera Company in 1999, and Ms Atwood agreed to do it after the artistic director confirmed it would not be “screechy” adding: “I can’t stand screechy.” Yet the project was put on ice when the original musical collaborator, Randolph Peters, pulled out.

It was resurrected by small company City Opera Vancouver in 2008 with composer Christos Hatzis, but foundered again when he too walked away.

It is once more on course with Tobin Stokes, a Canadian composer, who was selected from a pool of more than 40..."

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Compositeurs apparentés : Christos Hatzis, Tobin Stokes