The Inventor
Composer: Bramwell Tovey
Librettist: John Murrell
Other Artistic Personnel: Kelly Robinson (Director)
Bramwell Tovey (Conductor)
Bretta Gerecke (Set Designer)
Harry Frehner (Lighting Designer)
Scott Reid (Projection Designer)
Original Cast: James Westman (Sandy Keith)
Phillip Ens (5 roles: Alexander Keith the Elder, Julius Hammer, The man who scratches and smells, J.J. Fuchs, Bremerhaven police)
Laura Whalen (Mary)
Roger Honeywell (Smoot)
Judith Forst (Louise)
Erin Wall (Cecelia)
Jennifer Sproule (Christian Keith)
Brent Calis (John Keith, Southerner)
Vasil Garvanliev (Bartender, Southerner)
Adam Fisher (Waiter, Southerner) Martin Sadd (Male Saloon Singer, Southerner)
Cassandra Warner (Female Saloon Singer)
Erin Armstrong (Woman With Feather Fan)
Allison Arends (Wealthy Looking Woman)
Premiere Date: January 29, 2011
Producing Company: Calgary Opera
Description: The Inventor tells the story of Sandy Keith, nephew of famous Nova Scotian brewer Alexander Keith, who was a brewer, politician, good samaritan, conman, husband to two different women, and…a terrorist? The Inventor explores these mysteries of Sandy Keith’s life, relating the story of a quintessential conman in words and music as lively and intriguing as Keith and the times in which he lived.
Reviews: The Inventor: Tale of Canadian con man convinces - The Globe and Mail 1/31/2011
Review: The Inventor explodes with originality, drama - Calgary Herald 1/31/2011
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: Not Available
Contact: Calgary Opera
Address: Arrata Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2R 1A5
Publisher Web Site: http://www.calgaryopera.com/
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
Award Category: 2008 Canadian Opera Creation F Development
Project Name: The Inventor
Awardee: Calgary Opera
Director: Kelly Robinson
Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Designer:
Schedule of Performances Listings
The Inventor (Tovey)
Saturday, January 29, 2011 - Calgary Opera Association
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