GHOST OPERA

Music by Veronika Krausas

Libretto by Pete Balkwill, Pityu Kenderes, Veronika Krausas and Judd Palmer

based on a story by André Alexis

Originally produced by the Old Trout Puppet Workshop in co-production with Calgary Opera and Banff Centre for the Arts & Creativity in 2019.

The dead tell their side of the story in this wildly dramatic re-imagining of an ancient Greek tale brought to you by Canada's masters of puppetry for adults. Combining a haunting score by celebrated composer Veronika Krausas, and the fantastical visual universe of the internationally renowned Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Ghost Opera is a musical spectacle unlike anything you've seen before. 

 

"...visually opulent, theatrically mesmerizing... a major triumph." The Calgary Herald

"The most beautiful opera I've seen in the past decade... I had to weep." Opera Canada

 

 

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