Alternate Visions
Composer: John Oliver
Librettist: Genni Gunn
Other Artistic Personnel: Pauline Vaillancourt (Director)
Luc Maltaise (Sound Engineer)
Original Cast: Rinde Eckert (Richard)
Jacinthe Thibault (Valerie)
Ethel Gueret (Suzanne)
Patrick Mallette (TvHost)
Bradyworks, band
Premiere Date: May 01, 2007
Producing Company: Chants Libres, Compagnie lyrique de création
Description: A man and a woman meet through the Internet. They have been exchanging lively messages for some time. Both are single and can't seem to meet the right significant other. They finally break the cyberspace ice and agree to meet face to face. They agree on a time and place.

They both arrive at a high-tech singles bar accompanied by a friend (in case (s)he's a jerk). At the last minute they both chicken out, and send their best friend in their place.

The four characters meet, introducing each other all around as the opposite, and there begins a tangle that takes the rest of the opera to work out.

Technology intervenes in these characters' lives throughout the opera. Stay tuned.
Length: 01:48
Total Acts: Not Available
Orchestration: 5 musicians; kbd; syn; samplers; computer
Musical Style: An entertainment/music-theatre/opera; "popopera"
Contact: Chants Libres
Address: Usine C, 1908 Panet, bureau 303
Montreal, QC H2L 3A2 Canada
E-mail Address: creation@chantslibres.org
Phone: 514-841-2642
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
Award Category: 2004 Canadian Opera Creation Fund Production
Project Name: Alternate Visions
Awardee: Chants Libres
Director: Pauline Vaillancourt
Conductor:
Designer: Johannes Deutsch, Francois Roupinian
Award Category: 2004 Canadian Opera Creation Fund Documentation
Project Name: Alternate Visions
Awardee: Chants Libres
Director: Pauline Vaillancourt
Conductor:
Designer: Johannes Deutsch
Award Category: 2003 Canadian Opera Creation Fund Production
Project Name: ALTERNATE VISIONS
Awardee: Chants Libres
Director: Pauline Vaillancourt
Conductor:
Designer: Johannes Deutsch
Audio Visual Materials
Video:
Chants Libres


Images:

From left to right: Patrick Mallette
Courtesy of: Chants Libres; Photo credit: Yves Dubé

From left to right: Jacinthe Thibault, Patrick Mallette
Courtesy of: Chants Libres; Photo credit: Yves Dubé

From left to right: Rinde Eckert, Ghislaine Deschambault, Jean-François Daignault
Courtesy of: Chants Libres; Photo credit: Yves Dubé

From left to right: Jean-François Daignault, Rinde Eckert
Courtesy of: Chants Libres; Photo credit: Yves Dubé

From left to right: Jean-François Daignault, Claudine Ledoux, Ghislaine Deschambault
Courtesy of: Chants Libres; Photo credit: Yves Dubé
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