Here is the first glimpse at the making of the new opera through an interview with Tobin:
“First of all, congratulations Tobin on being part of the biggest commission in Canadian history. Can you talk a little bit about how, and at what point you got involved in this project with City Opera Vancouver?
A few years back, I received a call from City Opera Vancouver, which at the time was a brand new addition to Canada’s opera scene. They asked for a copy of my first opera, “The Vinedressers” that had been produced first at the Belfry Theatre here in Victoria by The Other Guys Theatre Company, and then again in Powell River at SOAP – the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific. More recently they asked for updates on what I was up to, and requested recordings of my recent vocal work, including samples from another of my opera projects – Nootka.”
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