Oh Pilot
Composer: Nic Gotham
Librettist: Banuta Rubess
Other Artistic Personnel: Banuta Rubess, Director; Martins Klisans, Conductor; Rudolf Alan Bekic, Set Designer; . Tapestry workshop: Michael Albano, Stage Director; Wayne Strongman, Music Director; Emir Geljo, Set and Costume Designer; Paul Mathieson, Lighting Designer
Original Cast: Original Cast: Viesturs Jansons (Pilot); Antra Bigaca (Tourist); Baiba Bartkevica; Ivars Cinkuss (Businessman); Inese Strala (violin); Inga Sunepa (cello); Oskars Petrauskis (saxophone); Rihards Zalupe (percussion); Dace Rata (piano). Tapestry workshop: Benoit Boutet (tenor) as The Pilot, Jean Stilwell (mezzo soprano) as the Tourist, Shari Saunders (soprano) as the Stewardess, Mark Pedrotti (baritone) as the Business Man
Premiere Date: February 24, 2007
Producing Company: Latvian National Opera
Description: The airport is the scene of a modern Pilgrim's progress. For travelers in Arrivals, the airport is a center of expectation; for those in Departures, it is a site of grief or relief. While four separate stories are played out, the intercom paging system provides a kind of vocal ^deus ex machina`. Things unseen circle above.
Length: 01:15
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: pf, vln, vc, ssax, perc
Musical Style: Through-composed opera; some multicultural musical elements
Contact: Wayne Strongman, Tapestry New Opera Works
Address: 55 Mill Street, Building #58
The Cannery, Studio 316
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 Canada
E-mail Address: waynes@tapestrynewopera.com
Phone: 416-537-6066
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