Vera Causa Opera Announces Premiere of New Canadian Operas for Canadian Opera Fest in June

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This year at Canadian Opera Fest, Vera Causa Opera is featuring two new operas by two emerging Canadian women composers: Padajuća Zvijezda by Julijana Hajdinjak and The Covenant by Dylann Miller.

Toronto, Canada, May 03, 2018 — Vera Causa Opera Announces the Premiere of Two New Canadian Operas for Canadian Opera Fest in June 2018.

This year at Canadian Opera Fest, Vera Causa Opera is featuring two new operas by two emerging Canadian women composers: Padajuća Zvijezda by Julijana Hajdinjak and The Covenant by Dylann Miller.

Padajuća Zvijezda – Julijana Hajdinjak
Set in a celestial kingdom, Padajuća Zvijezda is a Croatian tale of two lovers living in a world where love has become outlawed. The punishment for those who love is banishment to Earth- a dishonourable world lacking the beauty of the galaxy. An opera of passion, justice and optimism, Padajuća Zvijezda explores the power of human emotion and how it can change the world.

Sung in Croatian and English.

Music by Julijana Hajdinjak and Libretto by Julijana and Danijela Hajdinjak.

Featuring:

Allison Walmsley as Luna
Melina Garcia Zambrano as Aurelia
Gabriel Sanchez Ortega as Solaris
Katerina Utochkina as Astra

The Covenant – Dylann Miller
Witches, lesbians, priests, and mailmen- The Covenant is an opera about empowering women to embrace their true selves from the perspective of a teenage girl in a small town.

Sung in English.

Music by Dylann Miller and Libretto by Midori Marsh.

Featuring:

Allison Walmsley as Cate
Chad Quigley as Father Andrew
Kimberely Rose-pehfany as Keira
Autumn Wascher as Delaney
Stephanie O'Leary as Lilith
Sam Rowlandson-O'Hara as Cate's Mother
Melina Garcia Zambrano as Lucinda
Edward Larocque as the Mailman.

Vera Causa Opera (VCO) is a registered charity based in the Waterloo Region that is dedicated to making opera more enjoyable, affordable, and accessible for all. The 2017/2018 Season marks VCO's third season of opera in the region.

Canadian Opera Fest Production Details:

Waterloo – Friday June 22, 2018 – 7:00pm | Knox Presbyterian Church

Cambridge – Saturday June 23, 2018 – 7:00pm | Cambridge Centre for the Arts

Every $15.00 General Admission for and adult includes two complimentary tickets for children. Tickets available at http://vcopera.ca

For more information, contact Dylan Langan, Artistic Director at 519-277-9277, [email protected] or by visiting www.vcopera.ca .

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