Chamber Music and Opera: Interplay

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Chamber Music and Opera: Interplay

This innovative new program is a celebration of both opera and chamber music. With the common goal to capture the emotional essence of chamber work, whether that be in the form of instrumental pieces or new operas, this residency will foster the potential of unique voices and creative visions that culminate in live performances that create excitement and growth. Created by some of the most thrilling leaders of opera and chamber music, this is a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with living composers on the creation of new work, leading to world premieres. Participants are given the chance to discover, to take risks and learn from each other and leading practitioners.

The four-week program offers early career and established musicians, singers and creatives the opportunity to explore two new operas (new arrangements by Daniel Schlosberg of Poul Ruders / Paul Bentley’s The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood, and Ian Cusson / Royce Vavrek’s Indians on Vacation, based on Thomas King) created by the program’s faculty composers and new music by participant composers.

The Banff Centre is seeking opera singers, repetiteurs, instrumentalists, composers, lyricists and librettists, art writers and stage directors for this exciting new program. Join the future of opera and chamber music, looking at traditional and new works in bold new ways to shape your own artistic vision and advance your career.

Applications can be made via the website until January 31, 2024, visit

Performers on stage in the production of Kopernikus

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