Tapestry Opera: Shawnadithit
May
16
8:00 PM20:00

Tapestry Opera: Shawnadithit

Rebecca will appear as Kwe/Spirit Chorus in Tapestry Opera’s new Indigenous Opera ‘Shawnadithit’.

Directed by Yvette Nolan and Michael Mori

From Tapestry Opera: Shanawdithit, the inspiration behind this opera,  was a Beothuk woman who lived to her late twenties in the early 19th Century. When she died in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1829, she was believed to be the last of her people, having spent the last year of her life in the house of William Cormack, a historian who returned to England shortly before Shanawdithit’s death. While in Cormack’s house, Shanawdithit created ten drawings of her life and land, detailing her village’s interactions with the settlers, their way of life, and maps of the River Exploits. These drawings form the basis for the libretto and the work of the artistic collaborators. Artists from many disciplines and Nations collaborate to give life to Shanawdithit’s own voice and reclaim the story from the colonial narrative that has defined it.

Collaboratively interpreted by Indigenous artists from across Canada, including Aria Evans, Michelle Olson, Jerry Evans, Meagan Musseau, and Lori Blondeau, led by librettist Yvette Nolan and composer and Newfoundlander Dean Burry, these drawings ask us to acknowledge the ways that stories are told, who gets to tell them, and how they are heard. Shanawdithit is a work unlike anything in opera.

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Tapestry Opera: Shawnadithit
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tapestry Opera: Shawnadithit

Rebecca will appear as Kwe/Spirit Chorus in Tapestry Opera’s new Indigenous Opera ‘Shawnadithit’.

Directed by Yvette Nolan and Michael Mori

From Tapestry Opera: Shanawdithit, the inspiration behind this opera,  was a Beothuk woman who lived to her late twenties in the early 19th Century. When she died in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1829, she was believed to be the last of her people, having spent the last year of her life in the house of William Cormack, a historian who returned to England shortly before Shanawdithit’s death. While in Cormack’s house, Shanawdithit created ten drawings of her life and land, detailing her village’s interactions with the settlers, their way of life, and maps of the River Exploits. These drawings form the basis for the libretto and the work of the artistic collaborators. Artists from many disciplines and Nations collaborate to give life to Shanawdithit’s own voice and reclaim the story from the colonial narrative that has defined it.

Collaboratively interpreted by Indigenous artists from across Canada, including Aria Evans, Michelle Olson, Jerry Evans, Meagan Musseau, and Lori Blondeau, led by librettist Yvette Nolan and composer and Newfoundlander Dean Burry, these drawings ask us to acknowledge the ways that stories are told, who gets to tell them, and how they are heard. Shanawdithit is a work unlike anything in opera.

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Tapestry Opera: Shawnadithit
May
21
8:00 PM20:00

Tapestry Opera: Shawnadithit

Rebecca will appear as Kwe/Spirit Chorus in Tapestry Opera’s new Indigenous Opera ‘Shawnadithit’.

Directed by Yvette Nolan and Michael Mori

From Tapestry Opera: Shanawdithit, the inspiration behind this opera,  was a Beothuk woman who lived to her late twenties in the early 19th Century. When she died in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1829, she was believed to be the last of her people, having spent the last year of her life in the house of William Cormack, a historian who returned to England shortly before Shanawdithit’s death. While in Cormack’s house, Shanawdithit created ten drawings of her life and land, detailing her village’s interactions with the settlers, their way of life, and maps of the River Exploits. These drawings form the basis for the libretto and the work of the artistic collaborators. Artists from many disciplines and Nations collaborate to give life to Shanawdithit’s own voice and reclaim the story from the colonial narrative that has defined it.

Collaboratively interpreted by Indigenous artists from across Canada, including Aria Evans, Michelle Olson, Jerry Evans, Meagan Musseau, and Lori Blondeau, led by librettist Yvette Nolan and composer and Newfoundlander Dean Burry, these drawings ask us to acknowledge the ways that stories are told, who gets to tell them, and how they are heard. Shanawdithit is a work unlike anything in opera.

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Tapestry Opera: Shawnadithit
May
22
8:00 PM20:00

Tapestry Opera: Shawnadithit

Rebecca will appear as Kwe/Spirit Chorus in Tapestry Opera’s new Indigenous Opera ‘Shawnadithit’.

Directed by Yvette Nolan and Michael Mori

From Tapestry Opera: Shanawdithit, the inspiration behind this opera,  was a Beothuk woman who lived to her late twenties in the early 19th Century. When she died in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1829, she was believed to be the last of her people, having spent the last year of her life in the house of William Cormack, a historian who returned to England shortly before Shanawdithit’s death. While in Cormack’s house, Shanawdithit created ten drawings of her life and land, detailing her village’s interactions with the settlers, their way of life, and maps of the River Exploits. These drawings form the basis for the libretto and the work of the artistic collaborators. Artists from many disciplines and Nations collaborate to give life to Shanawdithit’s own voice and reclaim the story from the colonial narrative that has defined it.

Collaboratively interpreted by Indigenous artists from across Canada, including Aria Evans, Michelle Olson, Jerry Evans, Meagan Musseau, and Lori Blondeau, led by librettist Yvette Nolan and composer and Newfoundlander Dean Burry, these drawings ask us to acknowledge the ways that stories are told, who gets to tell them, and how they are heard. Shanawdithit is a work unlike anything in opera.

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Tapestry Opera: Shawnadithit
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

Tapestry Opera: Shawnadithit

Rebecca will appear as Kwe/Spirit Chorus in Tapestry Opera’s new Indigenous Opera ‘Shawnadithit’.

Directed by Yvette Nolan and Michael Mori

From Tapestry Opera: Shanawdithit, the inspiration behind this opera,  was a Beothuk woman who lived to her late twenties in the early 19th Century. When she died in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1829, she was believed to be the last of her people, having spent the last year of her life in the house of William Cormack, a historian who returned to England shortly before Shanawdithit’s death. While in Cormack’s house, Shanawdithit created ten drawings of her life and land, detailing her village’s interactions with the settlers, their way of life, and maps of the River Exploits. These drawings form the basis for the libretto and the work of the artistic collaborators. Artists from many disciplines and Nations collaborate to give life to Shanawdithit’s own voice and reclaim the story from the colonial narrative that has defined it.

Collaboratively interpreted by Indigenous artists from across Canada, including Aria Evans, Michelle Olson, Jerry Evans, Meagan Musseau, and Lori Blondeau, led by librettist Yvette Nolan and composer and Newfoundlander Dean Burry, these drawings ask us to acknowledge the ways that stories are told, who gets to tell them, and how they are heard. Shanawdithit is a work unlike anything in opera.

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Tapestry Opera: Shawnadithit
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

Tapestry Opera: Shawnadithit

Rebecca will appear as Kwe/Spirit Chorus in Tapestry Opera’s new Indigenous Opera ‘Shawnadithit’.

Directed by Yvette Nolan and Michael Mori

From Tapestry Opera: Shanawdithit, the inspiration behind this opera,  was a Beothuk woman who lived to her late twenties in the early 19th Century. When she died in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1829, she was believed to be the last of her people, having spent the last year of her life in the house of William Cormack, a historian who returned to England shortly before Shanawdithit’s death. While in Cormack’s house, Shanawdithit created ten drawings of her life and land, detailing her village’s interactions with the settlers, their way of life, and maps of the River Exploits. These drawings form the basis for the libretto and the work of the artistic collaborators. Artists from many disciplines and Nations collaborate to give life to Shanawdithit’s own voice and reclaim the story from the colonial narrative that has defined it.

Collaboratively interpreted by Indigenous artists from across Canada, including Aria Evans, Michelle Olson, Jerry Evans, Meagan Musseau, and Lori Blondeau, led by librettist Yvette Nolan and composer and Newfoundlander Dean Burry, these drawings ask us to acknowledge the ways that stories are told, who gets to tell them, and how they are heard. Shanawdithit is a work unlike anything in opera.

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Native Earth: Weesageechak Begins to Dance 31 - 'Shawnadithit'
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Native Earth: Weesageechak Begins to Dance 31 - 'Shawnadithit'

Rebecca sings Kwe/Spirit Chorus in ‘Shawnadithit’ composed by Dean Burry and text by Yvette Nolan. Directed by Michael Mori and Yvette Nolan. In partnership with Tapestry Opera Opera on the Avalon and Native Earth Performing Arts.

From Native Earth: "𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗮𝘄𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘁" by Yvette Nolan (libretto) & Dean Burry (music) is a multidisciplinary opera piece about the last recorded surviving member of the Beothuk Nation in Newfoundland. The workshop production features Marion Newman, Aria Evans, Clarence Frazer and Rebecca Cuddy alongside co-director Michael Mori. (Tapestry Opera Opera on the Avalon)

PANEL DISCUSSION: "𝗕𝗲𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗹𝘆: 𝗔𝗯𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆" featuring Indigenous and culturally diverse opera artists.

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Toronto Concert Orchestra: Voice of a Natio
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Toronto Concert Orchestra: Voice of a Natio

Voice of a Nation is a collaboration between several Indigenous Artists and Toronto Concert Orchestra and will be touring Ontario in the Fall of 2017. Rebecca will be the featured soloist and will premiere compositions by Métis composer Ian Cusson, with text by Métis poet Marylin Dumont. 

Venue: Grace Toronto Church

Toronto Concert Orchestra 

Maestro: Kerry Stratton

Director: Michael Mori

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Toronto Concert Orchestra: Voice of a Nation
Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

Toronto Concert Orchestra: Voice of a Nation

Voice of a Nation is a collaboration between several Indigenous Artists and Toronto Concert Orchestra and will be touring Ontario in the Fall of 2017. Rebecca will be the featured soloist and will premiere compositions by Métis composer Ian Cusson, with text by Métis poet Marylin Dumont. 

Venue: Gravenhurst Opera House 

Toronto Concert Orchestra 

Maestro: Kerry Stratton

Director: Michael Mori

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Opera for Disaster Relie
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Opera for Disaster Relie

Tapestry celebrates the stunning gift of a Bosendorfer Imperial Concert Grand piano by paying forward this singular act of generosity through a concert benefiting international disaster relief. Local stars of the opera stage including soprano Simone Osborne, mezzo-soprano Erica Iris Huang, tenors Asitha Tennekoon and Keith Klassen, baritone Alexander Hajek and others have flocked to volunteer for this cause and event.

$30 plus HST for a ticket to the concert! All proceeds will be donated to Medicins Sans Frontières and GlobalMedic. Donations will also be accepted onsite for these organizations.

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Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Toronto Concert Orchestra: Voice of a Nation

 
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VOICE OF A NATION

Toronto Concert Orchestra 

 

Voice of a Nation is a collaboration between several Indigenous Artists and Toronto Concert Orchestra and will be touring Ontario in the Fall of 2017. Rebecca will be the featured soloist and will premiere compositions by Métis composer Ian Cusson, with text by Métis poet Marylin Dumont. 

Venue: Peterborough Showplace Performance Center

Toronto Concert Orchestra 

Maestro: Kerry Stratton

Director: Michael Mori

 

 

 
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Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Bloomsbury Opera: Tahiti

Director and Co-Producer: Jorge Balça 

Co-Producer: Rebecca Cuddy

Conductor: Karin Hendrickson

Bloomsbury Opera presents Tahiti: Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti with new contemporary opera Pacific Pleasures by Alannah-Marie Halay 

Goodenough College Great Hall

Dinah - Rebecca Cuddy

Sam - Edward Laurenson

Trio - Eleri Gwilym, Joshua Baxter and Ashley Mercer

 

 

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Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Rough for Opera: A Certain Sense of Order

Rough for Opera hosted by Second Movement at the Cockpit Theatre. I will be performing in "A Certain Sense of Order" presented by tick tock (http://www.tt-tt-tt.com/) which will showcase a new contemporary opera in progress composed by Catherine Kontz, directed by Sasha Amaya and conducted by Naomi Woo. Two other operas in progress will be presented along with tick tock's and there will be Q&A after each performance. If you are a fan of contemporary works come out and join us March 7th at 7:30!

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