In review: Tapestry Briefs: Booster Shots Keith Klassen, Krisztina Szabó and Alexander Dobson in The Overcoat by Morris Panych and James Rolfe. Photo credit: Dahlia Katz.

In review: Tapestry Briefs: Booster Shots

Jenna Simeonov

Tapestry Opera is currently enjoying its 35th anniversary season, and they seem to be celebrating by putting on fantastic theatre (and a bit of food and drink). I went to see Tapestry Briefs: Booster Shots on Sunday night, the last of three performances in the Distillery Historic District. The evening was one of my best theatre experiences, hands down. Artistic Director Michael Hidetoshi Mori presented selections of original opera shorts and excerpts by Canadian composers and librettists, performed by Carla Huhtanen, Krisztina Szabó, Keith Klassen and Alexander Dobson, four staple singers at Tapestry Opera. Music Directors Dr. Christopher Foley and Jennifer Tung conducted or played the excerpts on various pianos, in various spaces around the building (Foley also flexed his acting chops in The Whisky Opera, as Drunk Saloon Pianist, to my delight). The ease and talent that this team collectively held was so exciting to see; Toronto truly has world-class skill performing at home.

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