608 1 st Street SW Calgary, AB
COMPOSER: VERONIKA KRAUSAS LIBRETTIST: ANDRÉ ALEXIS
Ghost Opera is an ambitious new production from the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Calgary’s renowned masters of puppetry for adults. Combining the grandeur of contemporary opera with the Faustian magic of puppetry, it’s an Ancient Greek ghost story told by ghosts – with the living enacted by people-size puppets.
With music by celebrated composer Veronika Krausas, and libretto by Giller Prize-winning author André Alexis, Ghost Opera will be by turns absurd and spooky, like a great horror film. It’s also a real rumination on what it means to be alive, and what it means that we have to die.
DIRECTION & DESIGN BY THE OLD TROUT PUPPET WORKSHOP
FEATURING CALGARY OPERA’S EMERGING ARTISTS
IN COLLABORATION WITH
The Old Trout Puppet Workshop is ever so grateful for the many partners and funders that support Ghost Opera, including:
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Program
National Arts Centre's National Creation Fund
OPERA America Opera Grants for Female Composers
supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation
The Roberta Stephen Award