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Rob Ford: The Opera - Thank You!

posted 26 Jan 2012, 15:57 by Massimo Guida
Thank you for everyone who came out to see "Rob Ford: The Opera." It was a tremendous success and it was incredible how something that large could come together in such a short period of time (2 weeks!). All the singers and the performers did a fantastic job and I would like to thank them along with my colleagues Adam Scime (Composer of Scenes 3-4), Anna Höstman (Composer of Scene 5) and Saman Shahi (Composer of Scene 6) for writing some truly outstanding music; it was a pleasure collaborating with you all! A big thank you also to the librettist Michael Albano, Conductor Rafael Luz and the stage director Erik Thor, as well as all the cast, crew, orchestra and chorus. Over 800 people were watching in the theatre (the balcony which usually remains unused, had to be opened up to spectators!) and over 100 more were watching a transmitted version on the television screens in the lobby. The Opera received a lot of press coverage (including articles on the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star) and I have posted some links in the "Reviews" page (Videos and photos of the performance can be viewed here.) Beforehand we had also been advertised on CBC radio, Classical 96.3 FM and Global TV. Thank you everyone for making it possible and for attending. Thank you also to my family friends and professors for all your support!