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MUST CLOSE APR 14
If clothes make the man, they can undo him. A spectacular new musical treatment of Gogol's beloved story.

20 years after it took the world by storm, Morris Panych and Wendy Gorling's landmark movement theatre adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's The Overcoat is re-born as a world premiere musical experience. Renowned playwright/director Panych joins forces with award-winning composer James Rolfe to bring a bold operatic voice to the beloved tale of a lowly office worker whose life is turned upside down when he is robbed of his new overcoat. Sparkling with spectacular choreography and darkly-funny storytelling, this genre-bending Overcoat is one of "the must-sees of the opera season" (The WholeNote).

"Jaw-dropping... beautifully crafted...
without question a part of the operatic canon of the 21st century"

- THE GLOBE AND MAIL

★★★ (out of 4) "Slick, visually rich and an arresting night at the opera...
a must-see for anyone who appreciates good writing, brilliant orchestration and great stagecraft"

- TORONTO STAR

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Trailer

Creative Team

Music
James Rolfe

Libretto
Morris Panych

Director
Morris Panych

Conductor
Leslie Dala

Set Designer
Ken MacDonald

Costume Designer
Nancy Bryant

Lighting Designer
Alan Brodie

Movement
Wendy Gorling

Assistant Director
Jessica Derventzis

Assistant Music Director
Jennifer Tung

Stage Manager
Kate Porter

Assistant Stage Manager
Marijka Asbeek Brusse

Assistant Stage Manager
AJ Laflamme

PHOTO
The ensemble by Dahlia Katz

Cast

Sossiya
Aaron Durand

Movement Performer
Colin Heath

Tailor's Wife/Mad Chorus 3
Erica Iris Huang

Mokiya
Keith Klassen

Landlady
Andrea Ludwig

Head of Department/Petrovich
Peter McGillivray

Secretary
Meher Pavri

Mad Chorus 1
Magali Simard-Galdes

Akakiy
Geoffrey Sirett

Movement Performer
Courtenay Stevens

Manager
Asitha Tennekoon

Khodozat
Giles Tomkins

Mad Chorus 2
Caitlin Wood

Musicians

Viola
Andrew Bensler

Bassoon
Bianca Chambul

Bass
Mike Cox

Percussion
Tim Francom

Violin 1
Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh

Clarinet
Omar Ho

Cello
Bryan Holt

Violin 2
Clara Lee

Piccolo
Amelia Lyon

Oboe
Lief Mosbaugh

Keyboard/Repetiteur
Gregory Oh

Trumpet
Ben Promane

Interview with the creators

Trailer

Pre-show Chats

Pre-show chats are free with a ticket to that evening's performance


Friday October 16, 2015

6:15-6:45pm

Marcia Blumberg, Associate Professor in English at York University, discusses Samuel Beckett’s repertoire and the significance of Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby.


Friday October 23, 2015

6:15-6:45pm

Assistant Professor at University of Toronto’s Drama Centre T. Nikki Cesare Schotzko presents. Topic TBA.


Friday, October 30, 2015

6:15-6:45pm

Larry Switzky, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto, discusses Beckett's love for visual art and the relationship between his late plays and sculpture.
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH TAPESTRY OPERA & VANCOUVER OPERA
COMMISSIONED BY TAPESTRY OPERA & VANCOUVER OPERA

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