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Opera With A Cause

A new opera in Toronto with a cause

Tapestry New Opera 2011

Last night we saw a heavy but fascinating workshop performance of The Enslavement and Liberation of Oksana G., a new opera in development by Toronto’s Tapestry, which is dedicated to developing new opera in Canada (www.tapestrynewopera.com).

Written by Colleen Murphy and composed by Aaron Gervais, it tracks the story of a young woman lured into the gruesome world of sex trafficking. Even though it’s still a work in progress, the opera shows the power of art to transcend, and sheds light on what would otherwise be a very difficult subject to broach.

To follow the show’s progress and get involved, visit www.tapestrynewopera.com.

–Catalina Margulis