Ian Cusson


8:00 PM20:00

Dodo, mon tout petit

World Premiere of an aria for soprano and orchestra

National Arts Centre Orchestra, Alexander Shelley, conductor

Southam Hall, National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company and the National Arts Centre Orchestra

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12:00 PM12:00

Le Récital des Anges: Songs of Ian Cusson

Noon-hour recital. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Canadian Opera Company


World premiere of Le Récital des Anges (text Émile Nelligan)
Marjorie Maltais, mezzo-soprano; Ian Cusson, piano

J’adore les orages (text Michel Marc Bouchard)
Marjorie Maltais, mezzo-soprano; Ian Cusson, piano

Five Songs on poems of Marilyn Dumont
New piano quintet arrangement
Marion Newman, mezzo soprano

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2:00 PM14:00

Where There's A Wall

World-premiere performance of a song-cycle on poems of Joy Kogawa. Commissioned by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano

Joanna G’Froerer, flute
Kimball Sykes, clarinet
Christopher Millard, bassoon
Yosuke Kawasaki, violin
David Marks, viola
Kilda Cowie, double bass

National Gallery, Ottawa

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11:00 AM11:00


Inaugural Confluence performance hosted by Larry Beckwith; curated by Marion Newman and Cole Alvis

Performance of four songs:

Helen Betty Osborne
The Devil’s Language
A Breakfast for Barbarians
You Held Out the Light

with Marion Newman, mezzo soprano and Ian Cusson, piano

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to Sep 16

Tapestry Briefs

Performance of two short operas.

Of the Sea (libretto by Kanika Ambrose) and
The Snow Globe (libretto by Colleen Murphy)

with Teiya Kasahara, soprano
Stephanie Tritchew, mezzo
Keith Klassen, tenor
Peter McGillivray, baritone
Jennifer Tung,  piano

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Photo credits John Arano; Leemarc Lao (background)